Historic site and monument ,  Listed or registered (CNMHS) ,  Gothic ,  Roman ,  Archaeology ,  History ,  Abbey, Priory, Abbey church ,  Monastery at La Flotte

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  • The oldest religious building of Île de Ré !

    In the 12th century, Cistercian monks founded one of the largest abbeys in central and western France. Unfortunately, it was subjected first to attacks by the English and then to the ravages of the religious wars. After that, most of its stones were taken to construct the Fort de la Prée one kilometre away. The little that remains is nevertheless enough to conjure up a picture of its former splendour.

    You have the opportunity to visit the Abbey by your own or with a guide during a guided visit organised by La Maison du Platin.

    Conducted tours (duration: 1 hour):
    > Thursdays at 11am, 1 April to 6 July 2014 and 1 September to 19 October 2014.
    > Wednesdays at 11am during French school holidays (Easter, summer and All Saints).

    Family game “Clothes don’t make the man” (duration: 1h30), Fridays at 3pm during French school holidays (Easter, summer and All Saints).

    Sightseeing leaflet (French, English) on sale at Maison du Platin or Tourist Office of La Flotte: €0.50.

    Please contact Maison du Platin on 0033 (0)5 46 09 61 39
  • Environment
    • Sea view
  • Spoken languages
    • English
  • Services
    • Special theme activity
    • Animals accepted
    • Non-guided tour
    • Guided visits (groups only)
    • Guided tours
    • Self-guided visits
    • Educational visits
  • Activities
    • Special theme activity
Payment methods
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
  • All year