This network brings together the most prestigious abbeys in the New Aquitaine Region that are open to the public. The “Abbatia” association, created in May 2015, is a network for exchanges and mutualization between participating sites: Saint Savin (86); Abbaye-aux-Dames de Saintes (17); Trizay (17); Fontdouce (17); Celles sur Belle (79); Saint-Amand de Boixe (16), Arthous (40), Ronsenac (16), Lesterps (16), la Sauve-Majeure (33), Vertheuil (33); La Réau (86); Charroux (86); l’Etoile (86).

The network works on various themes: education&youth; research and mediation; cultural site stores.

To find out more about the “Abbatia” network of abbeys: download :

le réseau ABBATIA  (only available in french)

Abbatia website (only in french)

Réseau Abbatia

Open-air Romanesque art

To find out more about Romanesque art in Saintonge, visit the virtual exhibition created by the Département de la Charente-Maritime with the scientific contribution of Christian Gensbeitel, lecturer in medieval art history at Bordeaux Montaigne University:

Website of the virtual exhibition Open-air Romanesque art

Eglise d'Echillais

The Charentes Historical Treasures Trail

Discover the most beautiful monuments in Charente-Maritime and Charente: castles, abbeys, forts, museums… Website

Site casadéens

Gîtes de France

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