Prieuré de la Perroche

La Perroche adds to the charm of its beach that of the priory dedicated to Saint-Médard and its Romanesque chapel, built in the 12th century. The priory is not open to the public, but you can admire its portal from the outside.
Prieuré de la Perroche
Prieuré de la Perroche
Chapelle

Dates & opening times

Open all days from 01/01 to 31/12 (all years)

Ne se visite pas

Descriptif

Near La Perroche beach, a former priory of the Chancelade congregation, dedicated to Saint Médard, stands proudly amid the sandy dunes, like an incredible mirage.

Built in the 12th century, the priory comprises a group of conventual buildings, a cloister and a beautiful Romanesque chapel. Built of ashlar and two-tone limestone rubble, it was a dependency of the Abbaye de Sablonceaux.

The building has been restored several times, following the Wars of Religion.



Rounding the property, sheltered behind its old wooden gate with beautiful iron fittings, the Saint-Médard chapel appears in its simplest guise.



The entire site is now privately owned and closed to visitors.

Tracking

Prieuré de la Perroche La Perroche17550, Dolus-d'OléronFrance

Itinerary

Characteristics

Utilities
Parking nearby
Services
Not open to the public
Local activities
Concert
Languages
French
Surroundings
Close to a public transportation
Near shuttle stop
Waterside
Beach within 300 m
Cycle track/route within 500 m
Panoramic view
Themes
Religious heritage
Chapel
Cloister
Priory
Categories
listed
Roman
12th C

Contact

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