Saint-Vincent de Nieul-sur-l'Autise Abbey

Rives-d'Autise, France

Saint-Vincent de Nieul-sur-l'Autise Abbey was established around 1069 and it became a royal abbey in 1141. It was partially destroyed in 1568 during the Wars of Religion, but still the Romanesque form is well-preserved. The bell tower was added in the 19th century.


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Founded: c. 1069
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)


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Rónán Gallagher (2 years ago)
Very interesting Abbey. The cloisters remain fairly intact, but the remaining building is largely a shell but with interesting commentary. But a worthwhile visit. (Keep your ticket too because it gets a discount if visiting the Abbey at Maillezais.)
Khang Phuc Nguyen (2 years ago)
A magnifique place! I don't want to spoil too much your visit. I can only say that it is a combination of history and technology which gave me and my friends a very pleasant visit with a lot of fun and surprise. Yes, surprise, follow the visit till the end and i wish you would have as much of laugh as me and my friends did. Not very far from Fontenay, it's a perfect place for a short visit (half of day). Friend and family friendly ?
linza louw (2 years ago)
Enloy spending time here. The information centre is very original and I love how the buildings are renovated. The information given in the info centre and abbey is brilliant.
Sherri Glynn (5 years ago)
Beautiful historical abbey situated in a pretty village.
Gerd Sanders (6 years ago)
Nice museum. Presentation of music instruments with original sound. Many multi-media panels with different languages available but also scenes in French language only. It's worth to visit if you are nearby.
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