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The abbey church is absolutely stunning, not just because of the fantastic ceiling frescoes, but... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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Rare surviving wall paintings on a cathedral scale

A surprise to find this, and well worth seeing. The interiors were not crowded giving me time to... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
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“Rare surviving wall paintings on a cathedral scale”
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Place de la Liberation, 86310 Saint-Savin, France
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

The abbey church is absolutely stunning, not just because of the fantastic ceiling frescoes, but because the whole combination of white limestone, brick painted, with geometric painted columns evokes a wonderful evocative stillness (even with tourist groups in!) Alongside the abbey church, the Renaissance monastery...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

A surprise to find this, and well worth seeing. The interiors were not crowded giving me time to really appreciate the complexity of the paintings.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

The children might be bored walking around this abbey, but it is well worth a visit. Remarkable well preserved frescoes and a definite medieval feel to the place make it stand out and you can feel the history. Outside there is a tree lined car...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

This Abbey is decorated with frescoes. The nave has the Old Testament, mainly Adam, Noah, and Abraham, and deeper into the church are New Testament figures. Plus St. Michael, never quite sure where he belongs. (Isn't the war between the angels found in Milton? I...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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