The Songs of Ulysses Academy : two exceptional venues
The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud – Internationally renowned cultural center of the West (200 000 visitors per year), and Unesco World Heritage, as well as Le Dôme de Saumur theater and the premises of its music school, associated place emblematic of the territory with a magnificent Italian room with very beautiful acoustics.
The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
900 years of history contemplate you !
Founded in the 12th century, the Abbey conceals wonders, including the recumbent statue of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the one who was twice queen, in France and England, that of Henry II Plantagenet and the famous Richard Coeur de Lion.
Until the Revolution, nuns and monks succeeded each other, led by an Abbess, which testifies to the singularity of the Abbey from its foundation. From the 18th century until 1963, it was one of the most feared prisons in France.
Today, the Royal Abbey welcomes thousands of visitors attracted by the majesty of this place steeped in history, its cultural program, exhibitions and its modern art museum.
The Dome Theater in Saumur
Medieval town of which the enclosure and the castle which dominate the city still remain, Saumur is a jewel of the West of France, at 15 km from the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud. The Théâtre le Dôme stands on the banks of the Loire, at the entrance to the city center. The building houses a majestic Italian-style room of 423 places, Saumur Loire Valley Music School, two exhibition galleries, a home, a conference and rehearsal room, a hearing room, lodges, administrative offices and a panoramic terrace.