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St Nicolas priory

Quai des boucaniers
La Chaume

Built by the monks of Sainte Croix de Talmont in the course of the 11th century,
the priory was successively pillaged during the religious wars, restored by
Richelieu, and converted into a fortress, guardroom and gunpowder store
between the late 18th and late 19th centuries.
Dominating the entrance to the harbour and protected by two long jetties
erected in the 18th century, the Priory, flanked by seven 18th century
cannons, offers a splendid view over the bay.


  • Open all year


  • Location of the place
    • sea view
    • Harbour view
    • near beach
    • near sea

Last update : 29/12/2015 at 16h05
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