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A fine slice of history

This is the home of Eleanor of Aquitaine and is a marvellous place to visit. The Abbey has been... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Dabernon
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Orwell, United Kingdom
History that even the kids enjoyed

We finally managed to drag the 5 kids from the swimming pool and explore some local history. There... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Ladyvickster
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 24 October 2014

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.

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank caroline b
Reviewed 17 October 2014

First class experience with a very modern IT focussed presentation throughout and only 5 euros entrance fee - unbelievable.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Graham M
Reviewed 22 September 2013

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.

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

Beautiful abbey well worth a visit.Lots of interesting history here. Guided tour recommended.Children can go back in time and wear costumes from the period of the abbey.

Thank zoggie
Reviewed 24 July 2012

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

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank James M
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