Abbaye aux Dames, Saintes

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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. Arrange your visit to Abbaye aux Dames and discover more family-friendly attractions in Saintes using our Saintes holiday builder .
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  • Very interesting site, innovative approach for audio guide. The signage is appropriate even without a guide.
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  • Very beautiful Cathedral. A collection of tapestries woven by hand are exposed. Lovely setting. Visit also with an audio guide available at the store in front of the entrance. Museum just beside.
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  • Even if the 'cells' are Spartan with shared showers, bedding is very good, good lighting, the splendid setting and calm reign so everybody respect a minimum of live. Very good value for money for the season... and he must take the opportunity to visit the Church of the Abbey.
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  • It is a quiet, restful place. The rooms are spacious, I liked this style of room. For me it's a wonderful place, and breakfast and hearty. I had a great night. The host and the author of the framework. I'll be back a few days.
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  • The Abbey to the ladies is a unique place to discover with l audio (sound in 3 D) with musicaventure programs you will be at the center of this monument. Super!
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  • disappointing, expensive for being blocked by a hotel and a Music Conservatory.
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  • You can visit for free, with classical audioguide or a special audio guide that accompanies you immersed in music with headphones, a well signposted route, classic (with very good quality sound) for the various rooms of the Abbey. And only €8 per person!
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  • Stay as a retreat in the beautiful l cells Abbey, nice breakfast, place for recollection and sharing, including toilet and shower
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