An architectural treasure: Maillezais Abbey
To come and discover this historic site is to plunge back into the Wars of Religion and the history of the marshes…
A powerful, majestic building, first a Romanesque abbey, then a Gothic cathedral, Maillezais has shone for centuries on religious, economic and artistic levels.
Overlooking the canals dug by the monks to drain the Gulf of Pictons, Maillezais stands on an island overlooking the Marais Poitevin, a splendid natural environment unique in France.
Numerous summer shows immerse you in the fabulous history of this great Lady and the land on which she rests.