14 rue de l'Abbaye
33670 LA SAUVE

Tramway : D671 to 0,1#Public transport km
More than 30 minutes by car from Bordeaux

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Sauve-Majeur Abbey – Unesco World Heritage Site

The museum theme : Archaeology, Religious art, Fine arts

  • Accès Handicapé
  • Pets accepted

Discover La Sauve-Majeure Abbey listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site!

This Benedictine Abbey, masterpiece of Romanesque art of 12th century, let discover remarkable sculpted capitals. From the top of its bell-tower, you can enjoy a remarkable view.

Built between the 11th and 13th centuries and famed for its capitals, the Abbey features outstanding examples of sculpture and architectural remains.

A landscape from another time. Set around a large meadow and majestic trees, the Abbey, open to the elements, stands in over 200 hectares of grounds enclosed by a surrounding wall.

In the heart of the Entre-deux-Mers region. Between Garonne and Dordogne, the Abbey takes its name from the Silva Major or "great forest".

full price: €6 and reduced price: €5
Open all year round.
Closed for public holidays.


Services & equipments, comfort

  • Shop

  • Specific themed events

  • Temporary exhibitions

  • Pets accepted


Key information

Open days

  • From 01/06/2019 until 30/09/2019
  • Open daily
  • From 10h00 to 13h15 until 14h00 to 18h00
  • From 01/10/2019 until 31/12/2019
  • From 10h30 to 13h00 until 14h00 to 17h30
  • Closed on Monday


  • 14 rue de l'Abbaye
  • 33670 LA SAUVE

  • More than 30 minutes by car from Bordeaux


  • abbaye.sauve-majeure@monuments-nationaux.fr
  • +33 5 56 23 01 55


  • French

Accessible to disabled people

Means of payment

  • CB
  • Chèque vacances
  • Chèque