Abbey of Abondance

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Description

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.

Pricing

Full price: 5.50 € Reduced price: 4.50 € (Family, student, person with a disability). Free entry for children < 6 years. Group rate available for > 10 people. 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.

Langues

English
French
Address
Place de l'Abbatiale, 74360, Abondance
Opening
From 01/05 to 30/06/2024 Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. From 01/07 to 31/08/2024 Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. From 01/09 to 30/09/2024 Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. From 01/10 to 01/11/2024 Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 5 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Annual closure from 1 November to 23 December 2024. From 02/11 to 22/12/2024. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.