Abbaye de Maillezais

Built in 1003 on an island in the Golfe des Pictons (Gulf of Pictons), this Benedictine abbey played host to men of letters and artists, including François Rabelais and Agrippa d’Aubigné.

On the esplanade, the imposing and well-preserved remains of the cathedral, kitchen, refectory, pantry and salt store can be seen.

May-June: “Festival des Voûtes célestes” (Festival of Heaven) – sacred music in the Southern Vendée.
July-August: “Les Compagnons Bâtisseurs” (The Journeyman Builders) – tours looking at the life of builders in the Middle Ages and the symbolism of religious art.
December: Christmas activities.

Opening times:
From October to April: daily from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
From May to September: daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Closed on 25th/12, 1st/01 and the last three weeks in January.

Abbayes du Sud Vendée

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