ANCIENNE ABBAYE DE FONTAINE LE COMTE

 
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Founded around 1130 by William VIII, Count of Poitou-duke of Aquitaine, the Abbey of Fontaine the Count first hosted a community of canons of St. Augustine.

This first period, very prosperous, ended with the Hundred Years War and the Wars of Religion. If parts of the abbey have suffered, the wood-vaulted church is well preserved. On the way to Santiago de Compostela, the abbey was a place of passage for the pilgrims.

Free visit except the cloister which can not be visited during the week from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm, Sunday from noon to 7:00 pm

Free visit of the Abbey site (outside the building) 24 hours a day

 
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86240 FONTAINE LE COMTE

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Poitiers Tourist Office
45, place Charles de Gaulle - BP 377 - 86009 Poitiers cedex
Tél. : +33(0)5 49 41 21 24 - Fax : +33(0)5 49 88 65 84 - contact us by email
From 21 September to 19 June: from Monday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 6 pm.
From 20 June to 18 September: from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm.
Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm