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  • © Ph. Berthé. Centre des monuments nationaux
    Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure - © Ph. Berthé. Centre des monuments nationaux
  • © Ph. Berthé. Centre des monuments nationaux
    Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure - © Ph. Berthé. Centre des monuments nationaux

    Rendez-vous at the Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

    A masterpiece of Roman art

    Masterpiece of Roman art of 12th century, this Benedictine Abbey quickly became established as an active religious centre. The majestic ruins let discover remarkable sculpted capitals with biblical figures and monsters from ages or far oriental countries. From the top of its bell-tower, you can enjoy a remarkable view on the village and the countryside.

    In December 1998 the Abbey was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site as one of the stages on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.

    Opening times

    Subject to modification.

    • Open
      - June to September: from 10 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      - October to May: from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
    • Closed
      - Mondays from October to May
      - 1st January, 1st May and 25th December

    Practical information

    • Monument accessible to people with limited mobility

    Rates

    • Rate for tourism professionals and groups (minimum 20 people) : 6 €
    • Adults : 7,50 €
    • Concessions : 4,50 €
    • Free admission: minors under 18*
    • Free admission: 18-25 years old*(citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)
      * excluding school groups

    Facilities

    • Seating available during the tour
    • Gift shop, bookshop
    • Picnic area (during opening times)
    • Parking for coaches 50 m
    • Function room rental

    Access

    • In direction of Bergerac: East “Rocade” of Bordeaux: exit 24, D936, Bergerac, D610, Créon and Sauveterre
    • From Bordeaux (cross the Garonne), Latresne (D.10), Camblanes-et-Meynac, Madirac, Créon (D14), Sauveterre (D671), La Sauve-Majeure is 3 km beyond Créon, direction Sauveterre

    Contact

    Abbaye de La Sauve-Majeure
    14, rue de l’Abbaye
    33670 La Sauve
    tel.: (33) (0)5 56 23 01 55

 
 
    tagged as : Pilgrimages & Spiritual Tours, Culture & Heritage, 33-Gironde, Aquitaine, UNESCO, Religious Building/Heritage