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Benedictine Abbey of Ambronay
Benedictine Abbey of Ambronay
Benedictine Abbey of Ambronay
Benedictine Abbey of Ambronay
Benedictine Abbey of Ambronay
Benedictine Abbey of Ambronay
Benedictine Abbey of Ambronay
Benedictine Abbey of Ambronay

Benedictine Abbey of Ambronay

1000 years of history are waiting for you to visit ! The abbey can be visited freely throughout the year and is open daily. There are guided tours available in French and English. Take a dive in History !
Ambronay Abbey was founded in the early 9th century by St Bernard de Romans and was home to a community of Benedictine monks until the French Revolution. The abbey is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with some of its buildings dating between the 11th and 15th centuries. Today the abbey is a centre for early classical and religious music and is well known for its annual baroque music festival which takes place during September and October.

During the early Middle Ages, Ambronay Abbey was self-governing, answering only to Rome. From 1282 onwards, it fell under the protection of the Dukes of Savoy. The abbey became involved in the border disputes between the Dukes and the King of France. This resulted in the abbey being heavily fortified. Today one can discover the Dauphine Tower, the Archives Tower, Saint Jacques and Saint Catherine’s Chapel and the cloister which houses a magnificent renaissance staircase. One can also see the chapter room and the sacristy which were central to monastic life.

The abbey is home to the Ambronay Cultural Centre which promotes religious and baroque music, with several concerts taking place throughout the year.

Technical information

Place de l'Abbaye
01500 Ambronay
Lat : 46.006946Lng : 5.36121
264 m
8 d

8 Additional information

Contact

Phone :
04 74 38 74 00
04 74 38 74 04

Email :
contact@ambronay.org
visite@ambronay.org

Website : www.ambronay.org

Facebook : www.facebook.com/CCRAmbronay

Open period

From 02/01 to 30/06, daily between 9 am and 4 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 9 am and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 31/12, daily between 9 am and 4 pm.
Closed exceptionally on December 25th.

Tips

- Free leaflet available at the reception of the Cultural Center, presenting tourist information.
- Birthdays at the Abbey for 5 to 11 year olds.
The children spend a playful and educational afternoon, conducting activities on the site. Possible all year round.
Price: 90 € for 15 children - booking required.

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Pérouges Bugey Tourisme - 18/09/2022
www.perouges-bugey-tourisme.com
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Price(s)

Free access.
Group rate available for > 35 people.

Reception complements

Guided tour upon request
Audio guide at your disposal

Location complements

D36
Motorway A42, exit n°10 Ambérieu-en-Bugey

Tips

- Free leaflet available at the reception of the Cultural Center, presenting tourist information.
- Birthdays at the Abbey for 5 to 11 year olds.
The children spend a playful and educational afternoon, conducting activities on the site. Possible all year round.
Price: 90 € for 15 children - booking required.