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Come and sleep like a monk at the Abbaye Royale de la Réau

Come and “sleep like a monk” by candlelight at the Abbaye Royale de la Réau, in one of the five monks’ quarters, with a simple and plentiful breakfast in the refectory. A wonderfully novel experience – deep sleep assured!

Situated on the second floor of the monastery buildings, accessible via an old wooden staircase, the monks’ quarters once housed the bedrooms of the canons. The decoration is purely monastic; simple but at the same time not austere. A long, covered corridor laid with old tiles leads to each quarter. Large 17th century windows illuminate the pale coloured rooms which all face the south side of the park. The beds are made of wood with drapes to protect from draughts as in olden days – no straw however, but a good mattress enclosed by neat curtains. A rush chair, and a table or a chest are the only decoration. A screen hides the washbasin in each quarter; four bathrooms with toilets at the end of the corridor. In short, you will experience the real life of a monk at the abbey for a night or two. Breakfast is served each morning from 8.00 in the old refectory on the ground floor: tea, coffee, hot chocolate, bread, butter, and jams home-made from our orchard fruits.

This is an ideal retreat location for a group of fifteen, a magical night for individuals, or for families searching for shared moments, an unusual night in a timeless setting.

Capacity • 15 people maximum
• Two adjoining quarters (for a family) with four single beds
• Three quarters each with two single beds
Single beds (90 x 200cm)
Sheets are provided, a basin in each cell, individual lavatories and bathrooms at the end of the corridor, Hot water, no electricity.

Breakfast served in the refectory from 08.00 to 09.00

Wifi point at reception

Tarif • 100€ per 2 persons including breakfast

Reservation by email contact@abbayeroyaledelareau.com

or by telephone on +33(0)5 49 87 03 08

The Abbaye Royale de la Réau is situated in the commune of Saint-Martin l’Ars, in the Vienne region (86), 45 minutes south of Poitiers, and a short distance from the Charente. Barely one hour from Futuroscope, 30 minutes from the Vallée des Singes at Romagne, 45 minutes from the archaeological site of Cassinomagnus in Charente, 30 minutes from the Abbaye de St Savin listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, one hour from Angoulême or from Limoges, and a few minutes from the Floating Village restaurant at Pressac for dinner on the waterfront.

The Abbaye Royale de la Réau is an essential stopping point. By visiting you are contributing to the rescue of an historic monument founded by the great Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine.

We look forward to welcoming you!

The Abbaye Royale de la Réau is an essential stopping point, an historic monument both unusual and timeless. To come and sleep “like a monk” is a unique experience and a special time for families or groups to share; an unexpected and magical night to be found nowhere else.

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