Rendez-vous at the Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

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    A masterpiece of Roman art

    The Abbaye de La Sauve-Majeure (Aquitaine), a masterpiece of Roman art of 12th century, is a Benedictine Abbey that 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.


    • 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


    Abbaye de La Sauve-Majeure
    14, rue de l’Abbaye
    33670 La Sauve

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Point of interest

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