Visit of the Abbey of Fontdouce | Charente-Maritime
Discover an ancient Benedictine abbey near your place of residence
Visit the Abbey of Fontdouce in Saint Bris des Bois.
A history of nearly a century in a preserved environment
From its foundation in 1111 to its sale as a national asset to the ancestors of the owners after the Revolution, the Abbey has an incredible history. In spite of important destructions during the successive wars, the site knew its apogee since the XIIth century. Many mysteries still reign over the true story of the place.
The kings of France were chained one after the other to the monastery of the Abbey. It is at the end of the Renaissance, after having been partially demolished, that a merchant of goods of Saintes buys the domain. Fontdouce Abbey has been in the same family for over two centuries.
Visits according to your desires
With family or friends
Individual or guided excursions are offered to discover this historical monument of Charente-Maritime. Explore the site at your own pace and discover all the secrets of the Abbey. Treasure hunts and enigma games are organized so that the whole family can enjoy a fun program.
Turn on your flashlight and take advantage of the night to discover the site with a different eye. Everything seems mysterious in the dark. An unusual and picturesque visit is in store!
Visit with tasting
What if we finished the guided tour of Fontdouce Abbey with a Pineau tasting? It's possible! During the tour, listen to the anecdotes of the owners about the history of the place and all the restorations made since many years.
Along the water
Take to the sea to visit the monastery in a different way.
Courses, workshops and exhibitions
Each season, the owners of the Abbey of Fontdouce prepare beautiful surprises for its visitors:
- Easter egg hunt;
- Ghost hunt at Halloween;
- Christmas tree...
Also, painting exhibitions, wellness workshops or artistic courses are organized in the monastery.
Staying in Saintes
Drop off your luggage at The Originals Saintes Recouvrance during your stay in Charente-Maritime.
Less than 25 kilometers from Fontdouce Abbey, our rooms will allow you a pleasant rest near the city center of Saintes.
Book your stay with us quickly in order to benefit from the best rates. We look forward to seeing you!