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Abbey of Saint-Savin - Things to Know Before Visiting

Place de la Libération, 86310 Saint-Savin, France


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About Abbey of Saint-Savin

Known as the 'Romanesque Sistine Chapel', the Abbey-Church of Saint-Savin contains many beautiful 11th- and 12th-century murals which are still in a remarkable state of preservation. The cruciform church carries a square tower over its crossing. The transept was built first, then the choir with its ambulatory with five radial chapels in the polygonal apse. Below the church is the crypt of the martyr brothers St Savin and St Cyprian, decorated with frescos depicting scenes from their lives.

Attractions Near Abbey of Saint-Savin

Brenne Natural Regional Park
Brenne Natural Regional Park29.21km from Abbey of Saint-Savin

Brenne Natural Regional Park is situated in the region of Centre in the south-west of the Indre département. It is said to be one of France’s best-kept secrets this is probably due to the size of the area and its ability to remain hidden from the casual tourist. It covers around 166,000 hectares and it has around 2,000 lakes and ponds and a paradise for flora and fauna. To discover the rich biodiversity of this magnificent area of calm and serenity, visitors can take a number of discovery hikin

Castle Park and Gardens of Azay-le-Ferron
Castle Park and Gardens of Azay-le-Ferron35.44km from Abbey of Saint-Savin

The Chateau Azay le Ferron is a typical example of beautiful French rich architecture features a garden à la française and a French landscape garden dating to the 17th century in 123 acres in total. it is owned by the city of Tours and is open to the public. Visitors can take a tour of the 18 furnished rooms featuring sumptuous collections of furniture, tapestry, paintings, and objets d'art.

zoological reserve of the Haute-Touche
zoological reserve of the Haute-Touche38.83km from Abbey of Saint-Savin

The Haute Touche Zoological Park is a zoo and safari park in France which was established in 1958 and opened to the public in 1980. There are around 920 animals from 85 species which was roaming around 480 hectares of land and it also has a remarkable collection of Deers. The vast size of the park, allows the animals to be presented in roomy enclosures. There is a very good 'monkey island' that will amuse the kids, young and old.

Futuroscope39.65km from Abbey of Saint-Savin

The Futuroscope or Parc du Futuroscope is a leisure park French theme to technological, scientific, anticipation, and fun, with attractions that combine sensory approaches and projections of images. It is one of the theme parks in Europe to have been honored with a Thea Award, awarded by the Themed Entertainment Association. The Park is surrounded by a technopole located in the town of Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.

Église Notre-Dame la Grande, Poitiers
Église Notre-Dame la Grande, Poitiers39.95km from Abbey of Saint-Savin

Notre-Dame-la-Grande is a Romanesque collegiate church located in Poitiers. Characteristic of the Poitevin Romanesque style, its sculpted facade is a unanimously recognized masterpiece of religious art from this period. The interior walls are painted. The 12th-century façade has been restored so that the intricate sculptures display an exquisite example of Poitevin Romanesque Art.

Vallée Des Singes Romagne
Vallée Des Singes Romagne56.89km from Abbey of Saint-Savin

La Vallée des Singes is a French zoological park located in Romagne , in Vienne . Founded by the Dutchman Wim Mager in 1998 , twenty-seven years after having founded the Apenheul park , the park today presents a great diversity of primates on vegetated islands that the visitor crosses while circulating in the middle of monkeys and other lemurs.

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The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is the largest region of France with an area of 84,035.7 kilometer square. Tourism is an important sector in a region with significant assets, starting with a mild and sunny climate, wine tourism, many heritage sites, sandy beaches for surfers, and mountains for skiers.