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This is the home of Eleanor of Aquitaine and is a marvellous place to visit. The Abbey has been illustrated in a very modern fashion, yet it retains the solemn mystery of its interesting past.Like many historic sites in France you cannot fail but to...More
We finally managed to drag the 5 kids from the swimming pool and explore some local history. There was much moaning but the museum turned out to be fantastic. Simple, elegant and interactive so the kids enjoyed the exhibits, particularly the animations. Best contemporary museum...More
When I entered the museum, I thought: well, well: probably "just another abbey".
What a wonderful surprise inside: a modern, welcoming museum, which in a successful manner combines the thrill of authentic atmosphere of "autrefois" with transfer of knowledge by means of most modern AV...More
they have a fantastic selection of summer concerts here - held in the abbey and very cheap when compared with English concerts. Go in the tourist office to get details and to book. Explore the abbey and the local area - it is lovely.
Charming museum in the flour mill. it was a shame and typical of france that despite being a beautiful day, the only restaurant open was a pizzeria and they had no space left, so we had to leave before seeing the second museum.
The Abbey at Nieuil sur l'Autise dates from the 11th century, and for a relatively small foundation (there were never more than about 25 Augustinian canons based here) it has quite a history - associations with Eleanor of Aquitaine (which put it under royal protection),...More