Saint-Savin Abbey Church
Saint-Savin Abbey Church, a UNESCO-listed world heritage thanks to its outstanding frescoes, is a
masterpiece of Romanesque art. An invitation to enter an incredible visual experience where you will explore the church’s 460 m2 of world-unique mural paintings.
A tour in tune with the times
Wander through this exceptional site hand-in-hand with your loyal interactive digital companion! Videos, interviews and re-enactments will reveal all the secrets of this sumptuous monument to you: the abbey church, the refectory, the gardens...
A multimedia itinerary through the monks’ chambers (cells) invites you to discover the mural paintings in a fun-filled way through scale-models and touch terminals (virtual visit, videos, sound banks, etc.). On the top floor, take time out for a few minutes in the auditorium which has been transformed into a viewing room and watch the film “A fresco” which narrates the creation of the Abbey’s paintings.
In addition to this free-as-you-please or guided tour, the Abbey also proposes a more original itinerary: the dramatized tour.Head off and discover the historic monument with Jean Edoux, a time traveller. He’ll whisk you off to explore the monks’ former chambers (cells) through their daily life and will invite you to meet unexpected characters like the inventor of the hydraulic elevator… End your tour in the boutique and bookshop area where over 600 references from books, through wood-crafted toys, music and jewellery await you…