Visitor information

Ticket office opening hours:

  • April and May from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • June and July from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and, during the festival, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

You can pay with a bank card, cash (only at the ticket office), a French bank or post office cheque (made out to “Abbaye aux Dames, la cité musicale”), or a French chèque vacances (holiday cheque).

If you would like us to send you your tickets, simply add €7 to your order for postage and we will send them to you through registered mail with an acknowledgement of receipt.

Reserved tickets are to be picked up on-site. We do not take back or exchange sold tickets. If you are late, we cannot guarantee you a seat.

Prices

Reduced price: €8 
Reserved for students under 26, the beneficiaries of minimum social benefits and job hunters.
Tickets may only be picked up on-site and upon the presentation of supporting documents.
For sold-out concerts, you can purchase a seat in the chancel and watch the artist via video transmission.

Youth price: “my seat for €1” 
Reserved for children and teens under 18 accompanied by an adult holding a ticket for the same concert.
ID may be checked upon entry.

Member’s price: membership for €17 

The Festival de Saintes is held by the Abbaye aux Dames, la cité musicale, association.
Support the association’s project and benefit from the following advantages:

  • member prices for seasonal and Festival de Saintes concerts,
  • 5% off in the Abboutique,
  • a subscription to the newsletter,
  • member prices for the shows performed at the Gallia theatre (for tickets purchased individually),
  • voting rights at the general meetings.

Donation-membership for €100
Make a donation and support the association’s project and receive:

  • free membership for the association (worth €17),
  • a tax deduction (worth €66),
  • a free entry for Musicaventure for one entry purchased (worth €8).
    Or, in other words, an actual cost of only €9!

Deals
Go to several concerts and benefit from reductions – for the purchase of three to nine different concerts*, refer to the prices in the “3-9” column, and for the purchase of ten different concerts or more, refer to the “10 and +” column.
* Individual, single-use reduction.

Festival pass: €690 
Buy a festival pass and enjoy:

  • access to all festival concerts,
  • a reserved, numbered seat in the “Pass” zone for every concert that has “Pass” seating, guaranteed until 14 June 2019,
  • a festival guide,
  • membership for the association.

Patron zone: from €500 a year
Club de l’Abbaye membership for two.
Join the Club de l’Abbaye aux Dames and benefit from many advantages:

  • a 66% tax deduction for the amount of your donation (i.e., an actual cost of only €170),
  • invitations to all Club events in 2019, particularly the Club soirée during the festival, on 16 July at 6.30 p.m. (cocktail and concert),
  • priority, early processing of your reservations,
  • privileged reception and seating at concerts,
  • two free memberships for the association so you can enjoy member prices,
  • two free tickets for Musicaventure.

Gallery seating: €55 
Only 20 seats available.

Restaurants

You can either eat in the festival tent or enjoy menus offered by Saintes restaurants.
Partner restaurants in Saintes:

  • Les Saveurs de l’Abbaye = 1 Place Saint Pallais – 05 46 94 17 91
  • Ker Yann = 11 Rue Saint-Pallais – 05 46 90 37 76
  • Les Congés Payés = 22 Rue de l’Arc de Triomphe – 05 46 91 83 55
  • Le Rive Droite = 72 Avenue Gambetta – 09 50 43 59 25
  • Sukhothai = 113 Avenue Gambetta – 05 46 91 88 08
  • Le Parvis = 12 bis Quai de l’Yser – 05 46 97 78 12
  • La Trattoria = 15 Rue de la Poste – 05 46 93 10 35
  • Le Grand Comptoir du Cours = 4 Cours National – 05 46 74 17 96
  • Le Point Central = 63 Cours National – 05 46 93 19 64
  • Punjab = 9 Rue Victor Hugo – 05 46 93 49 48
  • Crêperie Victor Hugo = 20 Rue Victor Hugo – 05 46 93 66 51
  • Le Procopio = 5 Rue de la Comédie – 05 46 74 31 91
  • Le Clos des Cours = 2 Place du Théâtre – 05 46 74 62 62
  • Entracte = 3 Place du Théâtre – 05 46 74 47 53
  • L’Épicerie = 4 Rue Urbain Loyer – 05 46 92 23 46
  • La Cave passe à table = 27 Rue Saint-Michel – 05 46 74 05 01
  • Le Relais Bois Saint-Georges = 132 Cours Genet – 05 46 93 50 99
  • La Romana = 4 Rue de Voiville – 05 46 74 18 11