Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationDepartment of Vienne, Poitou-Charentes Region
CoordinatesN46 33 52.992 E0 51 57.996
Inscription Date1983
Minor Modifications2007
Property (ha)0.16
Buffer Zone (ha)149
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
Unesco Reference Number230
DescriptionKnown as the 'Romanesque Sistine Chapel', the Abbey-Church of Saint-Savin contains many beautiful 11th- and 12th-century murals which are still in a remarkable state of preservation.
StatusWorld Heritage Site