ABBAYE AUX DAMES, LA CITÉ MUSICALE

ABBAYE AUX DAMES, LA CITÉ MUSICALE - France

ABBAYE AUX DAMES, LA CITÉ MUSICALE
The Abbaye aux Dames, the first women’s abbey in Saintonge, was founded in 1047. These powerful, independent dames carried crosiers, struck money and had a taste for enterprise. For a thousand years, people have thought, slept, undertaken business, studied and prayed at the abbey.
Music is the heart of the abbey, with:
  • the Festival de Saintes, a fantastic event dedicated to early music that always prominently features Bach,
  • the Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye (JOA), a springboard for the music stage that provides young musicians from all over the world with a unique training in period instruments,
  • Musicaventure, a connected, sensory exploration of the site,
  • concerts all year round,
  • long-term cultural outreach activities.

ABBAYE AUX DAMES, LA CITÉ MUSICALE
11, place de l’Abbaye, 17104 Saintes, France / +33 5 46 97 48 48 / info@abbayeauxdames.org

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