Abbaye de Maillezais, Maillezais

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Abbaye de Maillezais was once a thriving Abbey where monks lived, worked, and worshipped. Now the Abbey and Cathedral--set among the moors--lay in ruins, but its silouette against the sky is indictative once was a thriving community. The outlines of the gothic windows and and stone gables make for grand photo opportunities. As you hike around the Abbey and Cathedral grounds you may come across the remnants of an archelogical site that revealed foundations of other buildings used in the monk’s day to day life, such as a salt cellar, kitchen, dormitory, and a refectory. A visit to Abbaye de Maillezais represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Maillezais tour itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • lots of history and interesting things too see and learn big area so lots of walking. with food areas to buy lunch or have your own picnics  more »
  • Fascinating and a magnificent place to visit. Well preserved and with beautiful surroundings. The show in the museum out building was spectacular. Unfortunately only in French but one could...  more »
  • Such good value for money. 6 euros per adult children under 18 free. Very pretty grounds and interesting ruins and a 30 minute play! Free parking and picnic area. You must also hire a boat and explore the waterways of Venice Vert. Not to be missed.
  • Could be more engaging for children. But lovely restaurant and boat rental adds up to 5 stars

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