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Founded in 1047 by Geoffrey II, Count of Anjou, Abbaye aux Dames was the premier Benedictine abbey built for women. The abbey has been associated with several important figures, such as Agnes de Barbezieux, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Madame de Montespan. It was declared a historic monument in 1948, and is nestled in the Arch of Germanicus. Make Abbaye aux Dames a centerpiece of your Saintes vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Saintes travel itinerary planner.
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Cette visite avec les audiophones 3D et la musique classique est un vrai plaisir et un régal ! A faire absolument more »This tour with the hearing aids 3D and classical music is a pleasure and a delight! Not to be missed
À ne pas rater si vous passez à Saintes. Visite musicale, avec différentes histoires au choix. Très agréable et instructif. Musique superbe. Belle boutique. Personnel sympathique. Nous testerons certa... more »Not to be missed if you switch to Saintes. Musical tour, with different stories to the choice. Very nice and informative. Superb music. Nice shop. Friendly staff. We will certainly test the rooms in a next step.
Ici, le service est parfait, la cuisine au top, le cadre intimiste, comme on les aime, les assiettes aussi bonnes que belles, et si les tarifs ne sont pas donné, c'est grandement mérité. Seul défaut, ... more »Here, the service is perfect, the kitchen at the top, the intimate setting, as we like, as good as beautiful plates, and if rates are not given, it is greatly deserved. Only flaw, a little hard to find...
Texier FranckVery friendly visit with an excellent audio guide. Maybe there is has you there still some improvements to be made but it is already very convincing :-)
Charlotte ChNice but a bit expensive
Vincent L.A perfectly restored place, witness of the history of France and Normandy. The tour is free and is rich of inaccessible information by visiting only!
Nathaly LanguedocNot enough explications.bzaucoup of closed rooms
Christian labautThe rooms give an impression of serenity, of wisdom, of being in another time! The food is excellent! In short I recommend.
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