ABBAYE AUX DAMES, LA CITÉ MUSICALE

Disponibilités spécifiques en raison de la crise sanitaire

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Description

The Abbaye aux Dames is the Cité musicale of Saintes. The Festival de Saintes, the Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye (an artisitic educational programme) and the historical site on which it is set are the fundamental pillars of the Abbaye aux Dames.
Founded by Agnès de Bourgogne and her husband Geoffroy Martel, Count of Anjou, the Abbaye aux Dames was the first feminine monastery in the Saintonge.
The abbesse in charge of the abbey held the title “Madame de Saintes”. Young ladies of noble families and those who had to be distanced from their inheritance were sent here to be educated.
Consecrated in 1047 the abbey, devoted to the rule of Saint Benedict, was richly endowed with salt marshes. It ruled over the Saintonge for eight centuries and housed up to a hundred nuns. A part of the cloister was destroyed during the Hundred Years’ War. In the 16thC the façade was ruined by the Huguenots but the more serious damage was caused by the two successive fires in 1608 and 1648. The convent building was reconstructed under the authority of one of the great abbesses, Françoise de Foix.
Transformed into a prison during the revolution and then a barracks under the Empire the abbey was finally returned to the parish in 1939. Restored today the abbey is the hub of intense cultural activity, encompassing the music conservatoire, the Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye and the famous Festival de Saintes which takes place every year in July.

Mesures sanitaires

l'Abbaye aux Dames met en place toutes les mesures sanitaires préconisées par les autorités gouvernementales et sanitaires pour assurer une visite en toute sécurité et sérénité. Port du masque recommandé

  • Ventes à emporter
  • Affichage des gestes barrières
  • Désinfection des terminaux de paiement
  • Entrée différente de la sortie
  • Groupes réduits / Nombre de personnes limitées
  • Fléchage / marquage au sol
  • Gel hydro-alcoolique mis à disposition
  • Séparations en plexiglass à l'accueil
  • Distanciation respectée
  • Désinfection du matériel à disposition des clients

Equipments

Boutique, Wifi, Bar / cafétéria / salon de thé, Salle de réunion équipée, Parking autocars, Accès Internet, Salle de projection, Auditorium, Parking

Type

Site et monument historique

Conditions de visites

Visites libres en permanence, Visites audio-guidées, Visites guidées sur demande

Localisation

En centre-ville, Au coeur d'un site patrimonial

On-site activities

Atelier pour enfants, Conférences, Colloques, Animation thématique spécifique, Expositions temporaires

Prestations spécifiques Enfants

Oui

Points d'accès

Autoroute 3kmGare SNCF 0.6km

Accueil groupes

Oui

Animals accepted

Non

Rates 2020 (€)

  • Gratuité

    moins de 6 ans

  • Tarif enfant

    de 3 à 7 €

  • Tarif de base - adulte plein tarif

    de 3 à 10 €

payment method

  • Chèques bancaires et postauxChèques bancaires et postaux
  • VisaVisa
  • Carte BancaireCarte Bancaire
  • Chèques vacancesChèques vacances
  • EspècesEspèces
  • Eurocard - MastercardEurocard - Mastercard

Opening

  • From thursday 1st october 2020 to saturday 31st october 2020
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday10:00 - 12:30
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday14:00 - 18:00
  • From sunday 1st november 2020 to monday 30th november 2020
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday14:00 - 18:00
  • From tuesday 1st december 2020 to thursday 31st december 2020
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday10:00 - 12:30
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday14:00 - 18:00

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