Abbaye De Saint-savin, Châtellerault

About Abbaye De Saint-savin, Châtellerault

Abbaye De Saint-savin, Châtellerault - Address

Address: Place de la Libération, 86310 Saint-Savin, France

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Overview of Abbaye De Saint-savin

Welcome to the page of Abbaye De Saint-savin. This is a place of interest in the city of Châtellerault in France. On your trip to Châtellerault, you can consider a quick visit to Abbaye De Saint-savin. Use this comprehensive guide to plan your visit to Abbaye De Saint-savin and you'll thank us later!

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Most of the Châtellerault tours skip a visit to this place, but you can create your customized plan if you wish to visit Abbaye De Saint-savin.

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Getting around Abbaye De Saint-savin, Châtellerault

Public Transport : Bus - Bus - Train

Take a Bus taking you to Chauvigny. The journey will take around 15 minutes. The trip will cost you roughly EUR 3. From Chauvigny you can move to Poitiers by taking the Bus. The duration will be 65 minutes. The transit will cost you EUR 3. From Poitiers you can move to Chatellerault by taking the Train. The duration will be 32 minutes. The transit will cost you EUR 13. The total distance is 87.58 Kilometre.

Taxi

It is recommended to take Taxi which will cost you roughly EUR 80, taking around 43 minutes. The distance between the two points is 43.98 Kilometre.

Car

Best transit method is Car. The distance is 43.98 Kilometre, costing around USD 7. The duration of the trip is 43 minutes.

Public Transport : Bus - Bus - Bus

The transit method is Bus to Chauvigny, costing around EUR 3. The duration of the trip is 15 minutes. From Chauvigny, take a Bus to La Chaussée. The duration of this trip is 61 minutes. It will cost you an approximate expense of EUR 3. From La Chaussée, take a Bus to Châtellerault - Lyautey. The duration of this trip is 54 minutes. It will cost you an approximate expense of EUR 3. The total distance is 89.37 Kilometre.

Taxi

Suggested transit method is Taxi. The distance between the points being 43.63 Kilometre, the time taken for the journey is 42 minutes. The expense of the trip is EUR 80.

Car

The most preferred mode of transport is Car. The transit will take around 42 minutes, covering a distance of 43.63 Kilometre. The trip will cost you roughly USD 7.

Public Transport : Bus - Bus - Train

Suggested transit method is Bus. In 15 minutes you'll reach Chauvigny. The expense of the trip is EUR 3. From Chauvigny, opt for Bus to Poitiers, the duration of journey is 65 minutes. The expense of the trip is EUR 3. From Poitiers, opt for Train to Chatellerault, the duration of journey is 32 minutes. The expense of the trip is EUR 13. The distance between the points is 87.58 Kilometre.

Taxi

The most preferred mode of transport is Taxi. The transit will take around 42 minutes, covering a distance of 43.23 Kilometre. The trip will cost you roughly EUR 80.

Car

Take a Car. The total distance will be 43.23 Kilometre costing USD 7 and the duration of the trip will be 42 minutes.

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  • One very special place to visit

  • Dubbed the "Romanesque Sistine Chapel," the Abbey of Saint-Savin is a World Heritage Site near Poitiers that is famed for its many beautiful and well-preserved 11th- and 12th-century murals. The Church of Saint-Savin dates mainly from the end of the 11th century, but some parts—including the transept with wings, square tower, and the crypts of St. Martin and of the Saints Savin and Cyprian—are even older. It has a three-aisled nave with nine bays, an apse with radiating chapels at the east end and a clocher-porche (bell-tower structure) on the west. Steps descend to the narthex and from there to the floor of the nave, whose bare round columns are topped with deeply-carved capitals in foliage motifs. But the chief attraction of this attractive Romanesque church are its murals, because of their graceful beauty, extensiveness, and relatively good state of preservation. Dating from between the end of the 11th century and the beginning of the 12th century, they illustrate an extensive array of major biblical stories. One pictorial cycle, depicting the Apocalypse, covers the ceiling of the clocher-porche and the tympanum of the doorway opening into the church. A second series illustrates events from Genesis and Exodus across the entire barrel-vaulting of the central nave: the creation of the earth and the stars; the birth of Eve; the Temptation and its consequences; the story of Cain and Abel; the flood; Noah and his descendants; Abraham; Joseph, the crossing of the Red Sea; workers constructing the Tower of Babel. The Passion of Christ is painted in the upper tribune of the porch, which incorporates scenes of the martyrs; large figures of saints are found in the choir and on the piers of the transept. Finally, the lives and martyrdoms of Saint Savin and Saint Cyprian occupy the walls of the crypts which bear their names.

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  • Amy, I need pants

  • Great place and friendly people.

  • Site absolument superbe, Eglise abbatiale entièrement peinte et historiée. Le jeune guide qui nous a accompagné est un puits de science et de plus il est abordable pour le commun des mortels. Un incontournable des sites de la Vienne. Le personnel est souriant et à l'écoute.

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