VI­ENNE Val­ley of the Frescoes

Bordeaux J'Adore - - Exploring -

The Ab­baye de Saint-savin is a UNESCO World Her­itage Site, cel­e­brated for its Ro­manesque and monas­tic ar­chi­tec­ture, rich his­tory, and 11th-12th cen­tury mu­ral paint­ings. The mu­rals are the only ones of their kind in the world. The vaults of the nave alone com­prise 460 square me­ters of mu­rals that can be en­joyed like a rare and un­usual sto­ry­book. To ex­tend your trip, visit the other sites in the Gartempe Val­ley - known as the Val­ley of Fres­cos — like the Church Saint-ger­main d’aux­erre in Saint-ger­main and the Church Notre-dame in Antigny, with mu­ral paint­ings from dif­fer­ent eras.

http://www.ab­baye-saint-savin.fr/en www.tourisme-vi­enne.com

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Bonnes, Château de Touf­fou, Vi­enne.

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