12th Cistercian abbey with several rooms around the cloister: the scriptorium, the chapter , the kitchen, the dormitory on the first floor, the floor of which is covered with an incredible adobe and its monumental staircase worn down by the centuries and a terrace on a fishpond. The Aubazine abbey is renowned for the sobriety of its architecture and its church (free access) houses many treasures unique in the world (12th century stained glass, furniture, Aubazine tomb …) Occupied since the 19th century and until the 20th (1962) by a female religious community with a school and an orphanage where Gabrielle Chanel lived. Since 1965 by another female community attached to the Eastern Catholic church by its Byzantine liturgy and its establishments in Morocco, Israel and then in France in Aubazine. Currently a community withdrawn from the former abbey farm which has been converted into a monastery with a Byzantine chapel.
In light of the COVID-19 epidemic, exceptional measures have been put in place to guarantee the safety of our visitors.
Please respect barrier gestures and the principle of social distancing (stay more than 1 meter from each visitor / family group) for the entirety of the visitor route from your arrival to your departure.
The wearing of a protective mask is compulsory inside the abbey, Please purchase your ticket online and in advance, if possible. We will of course accept last minute visitors within the limit of available tickets (but reservations will be given priority)
Avoid any gathering ( in the queue, in rooms, and in the shop)
By visiting this heritage site, you agree to respect all of the measures presented above.
Opening hours and days: See reservations below
BOOK IN ADVANCE (We will do our best to accommodate last-minute visitors within the limit of available tickets, but reservations will have priority)- Guided Tour (in French): Discover of the history of the abbey, from its foundation to the present day
See reservations below
BOOK IN ADVANCE (We will do our best to accommodate last-minute visitors within the limit of available tickets, but reservations will have priority)
- du 1 er juillet au 14 juillet inclus
- du mardi au samedi : départ des visites à 11h00 et 15h00
- dimanche départ visite à 15h00
- du 15 juillet au 16 août (l’abbaye est exceptionnellement fermée le 22 juillet )
- lundi départ visite à 11h00 et 15h00
- du mardi au samedi : départ des visites à 11h00/15h00/16h00
- dimanche départ des visites à 15h00 et 16h00