La Sauve-Majeure (Abbaye de)

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 an impressive 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.

 

Abbaye de La Sauve-Majeure
14, rue de l’Abbaye
33670 La Sauve
> tel.: (33) (0)5 56 23 01 55
fax: (33) (0)5 56 23 38 59

abbaye.sauve-majeure@monuments-nationaux.fr

Visit the site

Offers

> Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet

French, English, Deutsch, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese 
Duration : 1 hr

> Guided tour
French
Reservations: 10 days
Duration: 1 hr

> Exhibition and lapidary museum

> Cultural events
Throughout the year, according to the program

Practical information

Access

Sauve-Majeure Abbaye de La Sauve-Majeure
14, rue de l'abbaye
33670 LA SAUVE
Ph. : 33 / (0)5 56 23 01 55Fax : 33 / (0)5 56 23 38 59
GPS coordinatesLatitude : 44.7689Longitude : -0.3118Plan your route

By car

Rocade est de Bordeaux, D936 direction Bergerac, D671 direction Créon and Sauveterre-de-Guyenne

Suggestions

Useful addresses:

Entre-deux-Mers Tourist Office
tel.: (33) (0)5 56 61 82 73 
www.entredeuxmers.com

Gironde Tourist Board
tel.: (33) (0)5 56 52 61 40
www.gironde-tourisme.fr

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