Abbatiale et Abbaye de Vertheuil-Médoc

Historic site and monument

Description

The 11th and 12th century abbey church is a fine example of Romanesque art, influenced by the Saintonge and Poitou regions: ambulatory, octagonal tower, superb carved decorations. Open all year. The castle, which was built at the end of the 11th century, has the oldest keep in the region (private estate). The abbey, founded in the 11th century by William VIII of Aquitaine, was home in the 12th century to a community subject to the Order of Saint Augustine. The church was destroyed on a number of occasions (Hundred Years War, wars of religion), and was rebuilt in the 18th century and sold in 1792 as national property. Summer exhibitions of various works.

Services & equipments, comfort

  • Picnic area
  • Temporary exhibitions

Key information

  • Access

    • Road (national / local) : RD 204E3
  • Languages

    • Français
    • Anglais
    • Espagnol
  • Labels & brands

    • Vignobles et découvertes
  • Means of payment

    Cheques and postal orders, Cash

Visits

  • Tour languages : French, English, Spanish

Individual visit conditions :

  • Guided tour by appointment only

Belongs to

Contact details

2 place Saint-Pierre
33180 VERTHEUIL

Send an email
+33 5 56 73 30 10
+33 6 42 51 13 40

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