Heart of the Déas site, the Carolingian abbey church was built at the beginning of the 9th century.
A thousand-year-old domain
The Déas farm land has been recorded since the Merovingian period.
The monks from Noirmoutier took refuge there in the 9th century and shaped the landscape around. Discover how when visiting the old abbey church.
Discover the different spaces of the site
The Carolingian abbey church
Remarkable for the combination of stone and brick, and the outstanding majesty of its massive pilasters, its checkered arches, this monument has been exceptionally well preserved.
Classified as a historic monument, the edifice is a model of transition between Antique art and Medieval art and is a rare remnant of the Carolingian era
The abbey church shelters Saint Philibert's reliquary.
According to an old legend, if you make a wish beneath St Philibert's tomb, il will be fulfilled.
Lake and marshland birds
The wine press room hosts a permanent exhibition of Helmut Warzecha"s stuffed collection.
About 40 emblematic birds of the lake and its marshes are shown to help you understand why the fauna of the surrounding wetland is so exceptional.
The Simples Garden
Next to the abbey church, the garden is based on the Plan of Saint-Gall.
Medicinal, aromatic, tinctorial and ornamental plants cultivated at the time of Charlemagne are grown there in an educational way.
The temporary exhibition room
The abbey Church and its gardens are source of inspiration for artists, photographers and historians.
The warming room regularly hosts their works
Further information, consulter l’agenda.
Don't miss the film "Mémoires sous nos pas" (Memories under our feet) by Bastien Capela about archaeological finds in the cloister gallery.