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Saint-Savin Abbey , France
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Saint-Savin Abbey France
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Saint-Savin Abbey

The abbey-church was rebuilt in the 11th century in the shape of a Latin cross. It is home to the largest collection of Romanesque murals in France, which have earned it protection as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The murals were painted around 1100 by the same artists and can be seen throughout the building. The themes that appear were chosen depending on the parts of the church where they are found.
Three overriding themes are displayed: the lives of the Saints, and the Old and New Testaments.

Abbaye Saint-Savin
28, place de la Libération, 86310 Saint-Savin, France
Tel.: +33 (0) 5 49 84 30 00
Open July and August from 9:00am to 7:00pm; April to June, September, and October from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 6:00pm; February, March, November and December from 2:00pm to 5:30pm.Closed annually on 11th November, 25th and 31st December, and all of January
Price: £4.80

Saint-Savin Abbey

Saint-Savin Abbey , France
Saint-Savin Abbey © Kated6 / 123RF
Saint-Savin Abbey , France
Saint-Savin Abbey © Kated6 / 123RF
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