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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  • very interesting site, with beautiful surroundings, Interesting history, commenting panels all along the visit. 
    very interesting site, with beautiful surroundings, Interesting history, commenting panels all along the visit.  more »
  • 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 
    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 »
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  • Didn't actually go in the abbey, as we were boating on the waterway which was great family fun. Lovely setting for a picnic lunch with no wasps or flies as there are no bins which makes everyone take their rubbish home with them
  • Beautiful scenery! Worth it.

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