Abbey of Abondance

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    Abondance

    This abbey dominates the village since the 12th century. Come discover an architectural, artistic and religious heritage of great renown.

    Founded in the 12th century, the Abbey left its mark on the valley of Abondance. A place where the monks lived, the monastic buildings still bear witness today to the power of the Abbey in the Middle Ages.
    Transported to medieval Savoy thanks to the 15th century mural paintings that adorn the cloister, you will be seduced by the tranquillity of the place.
    The exhibition “From history to art: sacred heritage in the Abondance Valley” invites you to explore, in part of the former monastery, the collection of sacred art composed of exceptional objects.
    As you enter the abbey church, with its Gothic mountain architecture, you will be amazed by the trompe-l’oeil decorations of the 19th century and the rich furnishings.
    Independent access to the church, according to opening hours defined by the parish.

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    Cultural activities

    • History
    • Plastic arts
    • Calligraphy
    • Paintings graphic arts
    • Binding and frames
    • Glassware
    • Religion
    • Regional products
    • Fauna - flora
    • Architecture
    • Restoration sites
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    Services & Equipment & Activities

    • PrestationService
    • Children's entertainment
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Shows
    • Shop
    • Toilets
    • Car park
    • Coach parking
    • Parking
    • Public WC
    • Guided tours
    • 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 01/05 to 30/06
    Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

    From 01/07 to 31/08
    Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

    From 01/09 to 30/09
    Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

    From 01/10 to 31/10
    Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 5 pm.

    From 20/12 to 30/04
    Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 5 pm.
    Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

    Adapted Tourism

    • Mental disability

    Prices

    Full price: from 5 € (Supplement for guided tour: 2,50 €)
    Reduced price: from 4 € (Family, student, person with a disability)
    Child (6-18 years): 4 € (Price for 6-18 years old. Supplement for guided tour: 2 €.).

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

    Payment method

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

    Location

    Abbaye d'Abondance
    Place de l'Abbatiale
    74360 Abondance

    Characteristics :

    • Environnement
    • Village centre

    Spoken languages

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