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Abbey of the Ladies of Saintes Interesting

Abbaye aux Dames, portail Abbaye aux Dames, portail
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Having previously sheltered young noblewomen, the abbey became a barracks. Disused and then rehabilitated, it is an abbey church in the Romanesque style of Saintonges, topped by a superb steeple and endowed with a fine portal delicately carved. A nave with two bays is covered by a wooden ceiling. In the Romanesque choir, is a broken barrel vault which extends the 'cul-de-four' vault. The convent buildings have kept the purity of line of their 17C origins.

Useful Information

  • Address : 11 pl. de l'Abbaye F - 17100 Saintes17100Saintes
  • Phone : 05 46 97 48 48
  • E-mail : info@abbayeauxdames.org
  • Website :
  • Prices : 5 € (-18 years old free of charge)

Opening hours :

  • Apr-Sep: 10am-7pm; rest of year: 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-6pm, weekends and Bank Hols 2pm-6pm - closed 25 Dec-1 Jan

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