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Abbeye de Nieul sur l'Autise
1 Allee du Cloitre, Nieul sur l'Autise. Tel.02 51 50 43 01
Situated on the edge of the Marais Poitivin the Abbey which was built in 1068 and is one of only a few monastic complexes in the Poitou region that still has its three main elements of a church, cloisters and monastic buildings in tact.
In the X11 century the abbey was granted the status by Eleanor of Aquitaine then queen of France, of "Royal Abbey."
The Romanesque cloister is the only one in western France that remains intact.
There is a discovery trail  centered around monastic life; touch books and state of the art museum technology.
Now open the Maison d'Alienor: a virtual tour by leading characters from Nieul-sur-L'Autise's History
Events: L'Art en Gouter: concert and talks with refreshments.
Les Jeudis de St. Jacque: every Thursday (july-Aug) a voyage through history with music.
Tours in period costume for children 5-9.
Nieul Village de Lumiere: open evenings 5-9th August 2008.
Opening times:
From October to May: daily from 9.30 to 12.30 am and from 1.30 to 6.00 pm
From June to September: daily from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
Closed the last three weeks in January.
Tarifs:
Adult: 5
Concessions (students, disabled persons, unemployed): 3
Free for children under 18


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