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ABBAYE ROYALE

11 centuries of open-air history. Guided tour to discover the gardens, the cooker, the chapter house and the refectory. South Vendée beaches and retro-littoral.

Address :
1, Place de l'Abbaye
85580 SAINT-MICHEL-EN-L'HERM
FRANCE

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Presentation of: ABBAYE ROYALE

In 682, it was on one of the limestone islets of the Gulf of Pictons that the monks of Noirmoutier came to build the abbey of St Michel en l'Herm.
It was subjected to Viking invasions and underwent many destructions and reconstructions over the centuries. A Benedictine abbey, it had a rich and eventful history, due in particular to the drying work.
It became a Royal Abbey after the Concordat signed in 1516, and was held by high dignitaries including Cardinal Mazarin.
No monks have lived there since the French Revolution. In 1818, it became private property and has been a family property for two centuries.
Through the gardens, the cooker, the chapter house and the refectory, the story can be approached and a journey back in time can be undertaken

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Opening times
from 01/07/2020 to 28/08/2020
Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00
Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00
Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00
Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00
Opening days: Visite guidée à 10h, 11h, 15h, 16h et 17h
Site theme
Abbey
Site category
Registered and listed sites
Architectural style of the site
Gothic
Romanesque
Prices
Discounted rate starting from 3.00€ (Etudiants, scolaires. Gratuit - 7 ans)
Group price starting from 3.00€ (Minimum 10 personnes)
Child group tarif starting from 3.00€ (Min 10 personnes)
Full adult price starting from 5.00€
Price for subscribers starting from 6.00€ (Forfait visite de l'Abbaye et du musée André Deluol)
Payment methods
Credit card
Cheques and postal orders
Holiday vouchers
Visits
Free tours (individuelles): Yes
Guided tours on request (individuelles): Yes
Guided tours (individuelles): Yes
Average duration of visit (individuelles) : @duration of visit
Free tours (groupes): Yes
Guided tours on request (groupes): Yes
Average duration of visit (groupes) : @duration of visit
Visit languages
Visit: French, English
Billboards: German, English
Spoken language
English
French
Services
Shop
Further information
Groups accepted from 10 to 80 persons
Pets not allowed
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Ancient commandery of Templars it was built in 1130 by Hugues de Payens, founder of the Order.