Abbaye de Maillezais


Fortress, Romanesque abbey then Gothic cathedral, Maillezais has for centuries shone a light on religious, economic and artistic endeavours. Overlooking the canals of the Marais Poitevin, its majestic remains emerge in an original reconstruction that takes you to the heart of a thousand years of history.

€8.00 €6.00 €5.00 €3.00

Maillezais Abbey comprises :

A treasure of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture : exceptional carved elements illustrate the power of the Abbey between the 11th and 16th centuries

A spectacular view of Maillezais and the Marais Poitevin from the abbey viewpoint

An interactive course integrating virtual reality to relive the golden age of the monastery : discover the life of Benedictine monks through video reenactments

Illustrious hosts including Rabelais and Théodore Agrippa d’Aubigné


Rue du Grand Port
85420 Maillezais

Abbaye de Maillezais

Welcome to Maillezais, a thousand-year-old abbey in the heart of the Marais Poitevin.