Saint-Jouin de Marnes Abbey

Plaine-et-Vallées, France

The abbey of Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes was built in the 11th and 12th centuries to the site of 4th century oratory. The abbey was fortified in the 14th century and is an impressive size, measuring 72 metres long and 15 metres tall. It contains beautiful Poitevin Romanesque art. Visitors can also admire the arches of its doors with their sculpted motifs, the scene of the Last Judgment adorning the pediment, the square bell tower with round bays, and in the majestic chancel, the oak stalls and eagle-shaped lectern from the 17th century.


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Founded: 1095
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Elizabeth Treeby (2 years ago)
Place of great calm and peacefulness.
Wayne Forster (2 years ago)
A beautiful church but sadly we couldn't go in
Nunio Vasileva (3 years ago)
Very pretty old cathedral
Rob Mil (4 years ago)
Wery good
John Chandler (5 years ago)
A special place and hidden gem in the area. There are occasionally special cultural events here, too.
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