Saint-Savin is home to some cafes and an abbey. Founded in 800, it aided in the merging of eastern and western Europe, and in the Christianisation of the region. By the 9th century this abbey had become one of the most important in the region. 

Although some of the buildings did not survive the 16th century war of religions, the abbey was rebuilt by the Benedictine  monks, but they left in 1792 during the French Revolution.