Abbaye Royale de La Réau

This abbey provokes astonishment thanks to its original decor, letting you imagine that the monks have gone for a walk and that you can take the opportunity to discover their daily life and that of the families who have lived there since 1824.
In Saint-Martin l'Ars, in a site of breathtaking beauty, the Royal Abbey of La Réau awakens and tells its story... Come and "live the story", discover and share a visit with your family. surprising,
Discover the Monument Game "Save the Réau" animation and the new features:
- Treasure hunt for pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela. Starting from 7 years old. €3 combined with the visit or the Monument Game.
- Discovery of the wild bees of the Abbey (free)
- Temporary exhibition (free): "Images of women in Romanesque art in Poitou-Charentes"
- Restoration work on the roofs

Practical information

French, English
Pets welcome


Conditions of visit: Free visit, Guided visit
Languages ​​spoken for the visit: French, English

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Further information

Location: In the countryside, More than 20 mins from the train station, By the lake or body of water, By the river, In the forest, Isolated
Type of site/monument/small heritage: Abbey, Chapel, Cloister, Convent, Cross, Church, Fortified complex and ramparts, Monastery, Mill, Dovecote, Priory, Well, Ruins and vestiges, Archaeological site, Site of a historical event, Tower
Type of additional equipment: Park / garden, Small rural heritage
Services : Shop, Wi-Fi
Facilities: Accessible for pushchairs, Picnic area, Coach parking
Activity: Specific thematic animation, Workshop for adults, Workshop for children, Temporary exhibitions, Sound and Light
Payment Methods: Payment cards, Bank and postal cheques, Holiday vouchers, Cash
Royal Abbey of La Réau
2 La Reau Road
The network

An activity "Expériences Famille" is available here

Investigation and Escape game

Monument Game: Save the Réau

From 7 years History

We challenge you with an odyssey accessible to all, in a historic setting, which brings a marvelous episode back to life...

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