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Prieure de Grammont
St. Prouant. Tel. O2 51 66 47 18.

Tucked away in the quiet countryside of the Bas Bocage just off the road from Chantonnay to Pauzages is the Prieure de Chassay-Grammont which was founded by Richard the Lion Heart in the 13th century and is one of France's best preserved priories. The Priory is complete with chapel and the monastic buildings; chapter house, refectory, kitchens with serving hatch and rooms for guests.
Discover the priory's architecture and the daily life of the monks. The very stones of Grammont still whisper of the spirit of the rule.

A special presentation of items from the Grandmont treasure which features a unique photographic process, together with a film offering 3-D
virtual tour of the medieval priory.

Picture Exhibition 1st June to Sept 20th. Black and white monks’ portraits are exhibited in the priory rooms.

Exhibition; Entre Ciel et Terre, Sculpture Romane en Vendée. 1st July to 19th September 2011.

Festival des Voûtes celestre. High quality concerts performed during May and June. For details Tel 02 51 50 43 10

Les Veillees du Prieure; 16/07 & 23/07, 20/08 & 27th/08
Itinerant concerts of Gregorian chants, in the light of candles, torches and candelabras. Refreshment served at the end of the evening

Open; 1/6 to 16/9/09.  10h to 12.30 & 13.30 to 19h

Price; €3  Students and handicap €2. Under 18s free.

Jourees du Patrimoine  Entre Free

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