ABBAYE ROYALE

Registered and listed sites

11 centuries of open-air history. Guided tour to discover the gardens, the cooker, the chapter house and the refectory. South Vendée beaches and retro-littoral.

Description

In 682, it was on one of the limestone islets of the Gulf of Pictons that the monks of Noirmoutier came to build the abbey of St Michel en l'Herm.
It was subjected to Viking invasions and underwent many destructions and reconstructions over the centuries. A Benedictine abbey, it had a rich and eventful history, due in particular to the drying work.
It became a Royal Abbey after the Concordat signed in 1516, and was held by high dignitaries including Cardinal Mazarin.
No monks have lived there since the French Revolution. In 1818, it became private property and has been a family property for two centuries.
Through the gardens, the cooker, the chapter house and the refectory, the story can be approached and a journey back in time can be undertaken

Port du masque obligatoire

  • Groups accepted ( minimum : 10 - maximum : 50 )
  • Types : historic site and monument

Activities

  • Specific themed events
  • Workshop for children

Languages

  • English
  • French

Booking

Availabilities and booking

Visit

  • Information board languages : German, English

Visits languages

  • French
  • English

Individual

  • Length of visit : 1h (on average)

Groups

  • Length of visit : 1h00 (on average)

Comfort / services

  • Shop

Prices / opening times

Free

  • Discounted rate : 3,00 € - Etudiants, scolaires. Gratuit - 7 ans
  • Group price : 3,00 € - Minimum 10 personnes
  • Price for subscribers : 6,00 € - Forfait visite de l'Abbaye et du musée André Deluol
  • Full adult price : 5,00 €

Means of payment

  • Credit card
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Holiday vouchers

Opening

Open all year round

From 13 April 2021 to 06 May 2021
DaysSchedule
Mardifrom 10h00 and from 15h00
Jeudifrom 10h00 and from 15h00
From 20 May 2021 to 24 June 2021
DaysSchedule
Jeudifrom 10h00 and from 15h00
From 28 June 2021 to 31 August 2021
DaysSchedule
Lundi 10h00 to 11h00 and 15h00 to 16h00
Mardi 10h00 to 11h00 and 15h00 to 16h00
Jeudi 10h00 to 11h00 and 15h00 to 16h00
Vendredi 10h00 to 11h00 and 15h00 to 16h00