The church of Saint Jean de Montierneuf was built in the last third of the 11th century by the will of a count of Poitou: Gui-Geoffroy-Guillaume. Benefiting from the count's impulse, the progress of the construction site is both rapid and sumptuous. The use of freestone for the entire building is exemplary in this respect, as is the great regularity of the plan.
Supported externally by flying buttresses and pierced by numerous bays, it gives the choir an abundant and unexpected clarity. The original Romanesque chevet of the church of Saint Jean de Montierneuf is largely raised towards the end of the 13th century by a Gothic apse.
The abbey church was seriously damaged during the wars of religion and underwent important restorations in the 17th century, the most obvious of which was the construction of a new façade following the shortening of the nave.
OPENING HOURS AND PERIOD
From November to the end of April from 9 am to 6 pm
From May to the end of October from 9 am to 7 pm