Abbey of Abondance

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    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, 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.

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    Activité multi pass

    Cultural activities

    • History
    • Plastic arts
    • Calligraphy
    • Paintings graphic arts
    • Binding and frames
    • Glassware
    • Religion
    • Architecture
    • Restoration sites

    Services & Equipment & Activities

    • PrestationService
    • Children's entertainment
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Shows
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Exhibition space
    • Shop
    • Toilets
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Coach parking
    • Parking
    • Public WC
    • Themed tour
    • Guided tours
    • Educational visits
    • Guided group tours
    • Unguided group tours
    • Guided individual tours
    • Unguided individual tours
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    Customer base

    • Groups
    • Home school groups
    • Holiday Camps Home
    • Children from 3 to 5 years
    • Children from 6 to 12 years
    • Young people from 13 to 17 years old
    • Cycle 1: nursery school
    • Cycle 2: elementary School
    • Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2)
    • Cycle 3: college (6th)
    • Cycle 4: middle School
    • Higher Education

    Opening

    From 26/12 to 30/04
    Open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2pm to 5pm.
    Exceptionally closed on 1 January.

    From 01/05 to 30/06
    Open every day from 9.30am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm.

    From 01/07 to 31/08
    Open every day from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 6pm.

    From 01/09 to 30/09
    Open every day from 9.30am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm.

    From 01/10 to 03/11
    Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2pm to 5pm.
    Closed Saturday and Sunday.

    From 04/11 to 25/12.
    Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
    Annual closure from 4 November 2023 to 25 December 2023.

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    Animals

    Animaux : Refused

    Adapted Tourism

    • Mental disability

    Prices

    Full price: 5.50 €
    Reduced price: 4.50 € (Family, student, person with a disability).

    Free entry for children < 6 years, accompanying guides, the drivers.
    Group rate available for > 10 people.

    Duo" offer Entry to the Maison du Fromage + Abbey of Abondance: 9 € per person from 6 years old.
    Advantages granted on presentation of specific cards (contact us).

    Duo" offer Entry to the Maison du Fromage + Abbey of Abondance: 9 € per person from 6 years old. Advantages granted on presentation of specific cards (contact us).

    Payment method

    • Carte bancaire
    • Chèque
    • Chèque Vacances
    • Espèces
    • Credit transfer

    Location

    Place de l'Abbatiale
    74360 Abondance

    Characteristics :

    • Environnement
    • Close to a trunk road
    • Town location
    • In centre of town
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Bus stop < 500 m
    • Near shuttle stop
    • Village centre

    Spoken languages

    • Langue
    • German
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Italian
    • Dutch