A municipality in quality architectural and landscape heritage. Celles-sur-Belle brings together the municipalities of Saint-Médard, Verrines-sous-Celles and Montigné.

The Royal Abbey

Celles-sur-Belle, benefiting from Small Cities of Character® label, houses a 17th century Royal Abbey characterized by a remarkable architecture. Built on the ruins of an ancient abbey complex from the 11th century, this major historic site today offers a variety of cultural events such as exhibitions, academies, concerts and music festivals. While exploring this place, you will immerse yourself in more than a millennium of history, thus offering an overview of the development of the town through the ages. The heritage of the region is also notable, with the listed Romanesque church in the village of Verrines-sous-Celles.

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Top 3 to see and do in Celles-sur-Belle



The Royal Abbey, its gardens and its vintage motorcycle museum

In addition to the Abbey, you can also stroll through the beautiful gardens which surround this exceptional site, offering a peaceful setting conducive to serenity. In addition to its rich heritage, the Abbey houses a unique museum dedicated to old motorcycles, offering enthusiasts a fascinating collection. Between centuries-old architecture, serene nature and original museum, the Royal Abbey of Celles-sur-Belle will only seduce you.

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The church of Verrines-sous-Celles

Less than five minutes by car, in Verrines-sous-Celles, Saint-Maixent church is one of essential places of Romanesque art. Next to an old small priory, this church bears witness to a very rich historical past.

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House of Goat Cheeses

The House of Goat Cheeses, a unique place in New Aquitaine to discover the goat heritage of Charentes-Poitou.

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Other curiosities near Celles-sur-Belle

Town of Celles-sur-Belle

A poetic stroll

In January 2013, Celles-sur-Belle was honored with the title of “City in poetry”. Every spring, the city celebrates this attribute through Celloises Poetic Weeks, marked by a multitude of poetic events. Throughout the year, a specially designed poetic journey along a heritage route cellois offers residents and visitors the unique opportunity to associate the walk with the discovery of poems.

Terra Aventura

You have the soul of a adventurer and puzzles don't scare you? So go with Zetoulu on the Tèrra Aventura geocaching course “The Beast seeks his Beauty”. Over a 3km course, you will be asked several puzzles. They will allow you to access the famous cache and its mystery word. A small reward will delight young and old.

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Contact the Pays Mellois Tourist Office

2 Place Bujault
79500 Melle
05 49 29 15 10
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