St-Savin-Sur-Gartempe Abbey, St-Savin-sur-Gartempe

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This 11th-century Romanesque abbey church is a World Heritage Site, thanks to its medieval frescoes of Bible stories that cover the interior.

Go Historic ID
319204
Short URL
gohist.co/319204
Names
St-Savin-Sur-Gartempe Abbey
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Address

St-Savin-sur-Gartempe, France
Coordinates
46.564722° N, 0.866111° E
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015

Timeline

890

Foundation of the Anzy-le-Duc Priory by a local noble couple, Letbald and Altaric. The first prior is a prominent monk from Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe named Hugh, later known as St. Hugh of Poitiers. Thanks to Hugh's involvement with the creation of the Abbey of Cluny, Anzy-le-Duc will enjoy a close relationship with that great foundation.