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.


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

Pass sanitaire obligatoire. Port du masque obligatoire.

  • Groups accepted ( minimum : 10 - maximum : 20 )
  • Types : historic site and monument


  • Specific themed events
  • Workshop for children


  • English
  • French


Availabilities and booking


  • Information board languages : German, English

Visits languages

  • French
  • English


  • Length of visit : 1h (on average)


  • Length of visit : 1h00 (on average)

Comfort / services

  • Shop

Prices / opening times


  • 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 €
  • Discounted rate : 3,00 € - Journées du patrimoine

Means of payment

  • Credit card
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Holiday vouchers


Open all year round

From 20 June 2022 to 02 September 2022
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