Maillezais Abbey – Marais Poitevin‘s biggest historical site

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Maillezais Abbey, is part of Vendée’s heritage. It's a visit you can’t escape during your next family vacation !

Maillezais Abbey – enter the world of legends and monks.

From March 1st to November 11th. It is a perfectly safe and fun visit for kids – they’ll learn plenty of things and have a good time. Musical shows and sacred songs, enchanting Christmas decorations and settings, medieval literature will feed your spirit and eyes alike.

A national historical site since 1923, this architectural marvel makes for a wonderful stop on your way to Marais poitevin. All year long, the place’s extreme tranquillity is the setting of the re-enactment of a monk’s typical day, only interrupted by legends and famous characters coming from the past to reveal key and exciting moments of their lives. You will stroll among the several buildings of the estate and re-live the History of Vendée as if you had been there in the first place.

 A heart-warming natural environment surrounds Maillezais Abbey.

Step aboard a boat and go on an unforgettable cruise to the sweet sound of the river. Hiking lovers will appreciate the hiking path along the Green Venice and marvel at the local wildlife. Why not organize a nice picnic in the heart of nature ? Everything has been planned and designed for your day out to become an unforgettable one, from the picnic areas to the restaurants, gift shops and campsites. 

Other sites to visit in Vendée : Vendée is a land of History and as such, it features many memorable sites with activities and events in summertime. 

Once Maillezais Abbey is behind you, discover Tiffauges castle near Puy du Fou, Grammont priory, Vendée's stud farm in la Roche sur Yon, the Logis de la Chabotterie, Nieul Abbey on the river Autise, Vendée’s museum and turn your holiday into a spectacular experience !

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