Designated an historical monument in October 1987, this outstanding site was the object off many archeological digs and restoration. You can visit the abbey either by yourself or take a guided tour. You can admire the relics of the church, the gallery, the cloister garden, the refectory...
In the middle of the 12th century, Eble de Mauléon, lord of Ile de Ré and Châtelaillon, gave some land to the monks of the Citeaux order to build an abbey at Breuil Châteliers.
This monastary was destroyed several times - pirates, the 100 year war (1294), religious wars (1623) - which was when the monks abandonned the Ile de Ré.
Fort de la Prée is the oldest monument in Ile de Ré and is a listed historic monument since 2008. Built in 1626, it's main role was to protect the sovereignty of King Louis XIII on the island, which was at the time a strategic territory for the crown against the protestants in La Rochelle.
Discover this history of this fort with your family or friends during a guided tour.
Photo credits la flotte Elsa Giraud’