Saint Savin - Abbey

Saint Savin - Abbey Saint Savin - Abbey

Saint Savin, Abbey - Visit time : half-day.

The abbey of Saint-Savin is a jewel of Romanesque art from the 11th and 12th centuries. Through its balanced volumes, it is a true representation of western Romanesque architecture.

Its paintings, created ​​by Benedictine monks, make up the largest set of Romanesque paintings in Europe
The profusion of images painted on the wall panels combined with the quality of a prestigious setting constitute an exceptional testimony to medieval civilization and its modes of representation and dissemination of ideas. This exceptional collection has earned the site the nickname "Sistine Chapel of the French Middle Ages."


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