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Abbey of Abondance

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage, Abbey, Cloister, Religious site, Gothic, 12th C, 13th C, 14th C, 15th C, 16th C, 17th C, 18th C, Classified in Abondance
  • Founded in the 12th century by canons and occupied by Cistercian monks from the 17th century, the Abbey of Abondance was abolished in 1761. It reveals the power of a gothic mountain architecture and conceals fabulous artistic treasures.

  • Founded in the 12th century, the Abbey has left its mark on the Abondance valley. The monastic buildings, where the monks lived, still bear witness to the power of the Abbey in the Middle Ages.
    Transported back to medieval Savoy thanks to the 15th century wall paintings which adorn the cloister, you will be seduced by the peacefulness of the place.
    The exhibition "From history to art: sacred heritage in the Abondance valley" invites you to explore, in part of the old convent buildings,...
    Founded in the 12th century, the Abbey has left its mark on the Abondance valley. The monastic buildings, where the monks lived, still bear witness to the power of the Abbey in the Middle Ages.
    Transported back to medieval Savoy thanks to the 15th century wall paintings which adorn the cloister, you will be seduced by the peacefulness of the place.
    The exhibition "From history to art: sacred heritage in the Abondance valley" invites you to explore, in part of the old convent buildings, the collection of sacred art made up of exceptional objects.
    As you enter the abbey church, with its Gothic mountain architecture, you will be amazed by the trompe-l'oeil decorations from the 19th century and the rich furniture.
    Independent access to the church, according to the opening hours defined by the parish.

    People with reduced mobility can access the church and cloister, but must be accompanied to enter the monastery and the exhibition.
    From history to art: sacred heritage in the Vallée d'Abondance.
    A coach park has been provided at the entrance to the monastery, but wheelchair users will need to be accompanied to gain access to the church and cloister entrances.

    For your visit, you can scan a QR code to access the tour booklet from your smartphone (remember to download a QR code reader) - available in several languages.

    Groups welcome all year round by prior arrangement. To find out more about our special offers for adult and children's groups, please visit our website or contact our team. Catalogues available on request.

    Picnics not permitted.
  • Environment
    • Close to a trunk road
    • In centre of town
    • Near shuttle stop
    • Town location
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Village centre
    • Bus stop < 500 m
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Documentation
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 50  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Mental disability
  • Activities
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Shows
    • Children's entertainment
    • Calligraphy
    • Restoration sites
    • Paintings graphic arts
    • Binding and frames
    • Glassware
    • Architecture
    • Plastic arts
    • History
    • Religion
  • Equipment
    • Parking
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Coach parking
    • Public WC
    • Exhibition space
    • Toilets
  • Services
    • Guided individual tours
    • Unguided group tours
    • Guided group tours
    • Educational visits
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Guided tours
    • Unguided individual tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Cash
  • Contactless payment
  • From October 1, 2023 to December 23, 2024
  • Full price
    5.50 €
  • Reduced price
    4.50 €

    • Family, student, person with a disability

  • Duo" offer Admission to the Maison du Fromage + Abbey of Abondance: €9 per person aged 6 and over.
    Advantages granted on presentation of specific cards (contact us).

    Pass Léman France and Multipass Portes du Soleil: free entry on presentation of cards.
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