Maillezais Abbey

Project name Maillezais Digital
Devices Native mobile visit application
Client Vendée Department Council - La Roche-sur-Yon - France
Project benefits Augmented reality - Geolocation - 3D interior and exterior reconstruction

The Maillezais Abbey has a prestigious history, marking the southern Vendée region with its spiritual and architectural influence.

Wezit, in partnership with MG Design, designed a digital system that includes a mobile tour combining historical and archaeological information. It features several augmented reality viewing points using cardboard viewers provided to visitors. This allows them to immerse themselves in the spectacular abbey/cathedral, right on the site where its ruins stand.

The application can be downloaded to a visitor’s smartphone and includes a guided discovery tour with a mix of augmented reality and video and audio interpretation.

Thanks to a geolocated map, visitors can view the invisible: objects excavated from the site or the grand cathedral in augmented reality.

The abbey has been 3D modeled, both its interior and exterior, at different historical periods.

By using a provided cardboard viewer, visitors can experience the building in relief.


This project has been carried out with the Wezit Mobile solution.

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