In SAINT CEZAIRE (6km Domain)
Discovering the center of the most modern prehistoric world .
The Paléosite covers a 10-hectare park and 2000m ² of covered and conditioning center. Visit Paléosite is a unique experience . Fantastic machine back in time , the fact Paléosite truly live prehistoric visitors , between – 15 billion years – 35,000 years of traces of Neanderthal …
On the site you can find the archaeological site.
Hours: Open from April 1 to November 11 , daily except Mondays and outside school holiday periods Tuesdays all areas, from 10:30 to 19h. Average length of visit 2:30
Prices (2013) : Adults: 10 €
. Children ( 6-14 years) 6 €
. Children under 6 years free
. Annual membership card (s ): 30 €
. Family Pass : 2 adults and 2 children ( 6-14 years ): 26 € ( your second child is free)
Road uphill green
17770 – SAINT- Césaire
Tel. : 05 46 97 90 90
Fax: 05 46 97 90 99
CASTLE OF PUZZLES :
(30 km Domain)
Finally a house that we visit and have fun ! Start with your family or friends on an exciting treasure hunt with a backdrop of a magnificent Renaissance castle listed as Historic Monuments .
A memorable day for all ! Address logic , team spirit … Use all your resources to meet the many challenges of new golf games you venture including a maze and underground : ages coming back for more !
Hours: From April 2013 to November 7, 2013 from 10 -19h (20h in summer)
Prices: Adult : € 13 – Children 4-12 years: 10 €
Child under 4 : free
Tel: 05 46 91 09 19
In SAINTES (15 km Domain)
The « Abbaye aux Dames » , THE CITY MUSIC :
At Saintes, the Abbaye aux Dames is the musical city . The Festival de Saintes , the Young Orchestra Atlantic , an arts education program and the historic site of the abbey are the pillars and the radiation source .
Founded by Agnes of Burgundy and her husband Geoffrey Martel , Count of Anjou, the Abbaye aux Dames is the first female monastery of Saintonge.
The abbess who led the Abbey had the title of » Lady Saints . » Here were educated young noblewomen and those we wanted exclude inheritances. Consecrated in 1047, the abbey, dedicated to the rule of Saint -Benoit, is richly endowed with particular salt marshes . It radiates the Saintonge for eight centuries and count to one hundred religious . The Hundred Years’ War causes the destruction of a part of the cloister . In the sixteenth century , the Huguenots destroy the pediment but they are two successive fires in 1608 and 1648 causing severe damage . The monastic buildings were rebuilt under the authority of one of the great abbesses , Françoise de Foix. Turned into a prison during the Revolution, then barracks under the Empire, the abbey was made ??for worship in 1939. Now restored, it is the scene of an intense cultural life : music conservatory Atlantic Youth Orchestra and the famous music festival of Saintes which takes place every year in July .