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Abbaye aux Dames, Saintes

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Monument
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Bought a duo ticket for here and for the amphitheatre at 11 Euro including audio guides. Plenty of parking on site. Visited on a hot day but plenty of places to sit or rest in the shade. Good tour rou...  more »
  • Located a short walk up the road behind tourist office or you can drive as there's plenty of parking. You can obtain a dual access ticket with the amphitheatre which is good value at 22 euros for two ...  more »
  • Excellent. Will return. The accommodation was very clean, comfortable and very central. Parking easy and the continental breakfast we had was good value as was the hotel  more »
Google
  • Very 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 :-)
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  • Nice but a bit expensive
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  • 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!
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  • Not enough explications.bzaucoup of closed rooms
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  • The 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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