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Saint-Savin Abbey

Explore the fresco’s and history of the Abbey at St Savin, guided tours available daily or if you would prefer just to meander through the abbey and gardens on your own, entrance if free. Closed in January, 11th November, 25 and 31 December.
Place de la Libération BP 9, 86310 Saint-Savin. Tel.: 05 49 84 30 00. Email:

"Wonderful safe gardens to let the kids run off some energy, we often take a little picnic and enjoy the gardens and the kids the freedom. The Abbey is spectacular inside and if the kids get bored there is a lovely walk along the river just down from the Abbey." (JH)