One of the most powerful Benedictine abbeys in Carolingian Europe owes its origins to its relic of the Holy Cross. It was built and then remodeled from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century. Immensely rich, the abbey knew its hours of glory until the Hundred Years War, then was ruined by the Wars of Religion and finally destroyed during the Revolution.
Its famous octagonal tower known as Charlemagne, its remarkable Gothic sculptures and its treasure, classify it among the high places of Poitevin heritage of the Middle Ages. Visit of the abbey and the lapidary museum.
Nearby: Le Cormenier, Historial of the rural world in Champniers, the Valley of the Monkeys in Romagne.