11 centuries of open-air history. Guided tour to discover the gardens, the cooker, the chapter house and the refectory. South Vendée beaches and retro-littoral.
On the site of the first Benedictine monastery (middle 7th century) founded by St Philbert de Noirmoutier. Ravaged by the Normans in 853 and 877, burned down by the Count of Poitou in 1068 (condemned by the Pope to rebuild the church).
LE SANCTUAIRE DE LA SALETTELA RABATELIERE
XIXth century cult site in Rabatelière en Vendée, 30 minutes from La Roche sur Yon, representing the apparitions of the Virgin to the children of La Salette. 35 minutes from Puy du Fou.
LE PRIEURÉ DE GRAMMONTSAINT-PROUANT
Priory founded in the late 12th century in Saint Prouant en Vendée, led by Richard the Lion Heart, it is one of the best preserved in France with its chapel, and convent buildings. 3D film. 20 minutes from Puy du Fou.
EGLISE SAINT NICOLASLA CHAIZE-LE-VICOMTE
This church in the transitional style between early and classical romanesque was declared a historical monument in 1908.
ABBAYE DE LA GRAINETIERELES HERBIERS
The Abbey has been a listed building since 1946. A congregation of Benedictine monks settled there in 1979
ABBAYE DE L'ILE CHAUVETBOIS-DE-CENE
Of the monastery of 1130, all that remains is the roofless church (classified). The entrance porch is adorned with carved four curves resting on small columns with carved capitals.