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Good day out

The Abbey is slowly being bought back to its original state, but it is nice to see an historic... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
poforex
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Templecombe, United Kingdom
Fete

This fete is to become an annual event! Well worth the 10 euro entrance fee which entitles you to... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Rosemary C
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Poitou-Charentes, France
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19 Oct 2018
“Good day out”
2 Oct 2018
“Fete”
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For the first time open to the general public, an abbey from the Middle Ages wakes up and tells her story. Unforgettable visits and activities. Between Poitiers, Angouleme and Niort, in France.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Abbaye de la Reau, 86350 Saint-Martin-l'Ars, France
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+33 6 32 37 05 73
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

The Abbey is slowly being bought back to its original state, but it is nice to see an historic building which has not been modernised. The history is very interesting and the owners have made it very child friendly by including puzzles and other things...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This fete is to become an annual event! Well worth the 10 euro entrance fee which entitles you to visit the Abbaye too. There was something for everyone - local Chasse groups with useful displays; animals of the region - the Baudet de Poitou and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rosemary C
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

There is no family rate if you have children over 12. It cost €40 for 4 of us which is too much for what turned out to be a 1 to 2 hour visit. As others have said, it’s a nice place with some interestingly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Although it has a very interesting history the available information around the building and grounds is non-existent. 10€ per person entry just to walk around an old building and grounds !

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Beginning of October, and we were nearly the only visitors there, so there was a special serenity to the whole site, a silent grandeur to the ruins of the Abbey and to the echoing rooms of the chateau. The site is well endowed with helpful...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Few years ago I visited this abby ,walked around and saw how beautiful it is from the outside. I am so happy that this time ,I was able to see the inside. It's well worth your time, inexpensive local attraction.

Date of experience: June 2017
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