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“History on a grand scale”

Abbaye de Maillezais
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Discover the largest site of the Marais Poitevin and cathedral builders in the heart of exceptional remains!Fortress, cathedral and abbey, the Benedictine Abbey St Pierre founded 1000 years ago by the powerful Duke of Aquitaine William the Great, bore the marks of the history of art.Overlooking the marsh's canals dug by the monks, the cloister, the underground reserves and the church emerge from the soil in an original dynamic recovery.
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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“History on a grand scale”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

A famous and important Abbey, now ruined, going back to Medieval times. Interesting film describing the history in the ancient refectory. Set in a large open parkland by the canal with great views and atmosphere. Convenient parking and near the old town.

Visited September 2012
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