• Historic site and monument

Abbey of Abondance

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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.

Historic site and monument Abbey of Abondance Abondance


Abondance (74360)
Animals not allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours available permanently
Average duration of an individual visit : 01h00

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.

For groups all year round on reservation.
GPPS guided tour.

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    Full price: 5.50 €
    Reduced price: 4.50 € (Family, student, person with a disability).

    Free entry for children < 6 years, accompanying guides, the drivers.
    Group rate available for > 10 people.

    Duo" offer Entry to the Maison du Fromage + Abbey of Abondance: 9 € per person from 6 years old.
    Advantages granted on presentation of specific cards (contact us).

    Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Travellers Cheque, Cash, Credit transfer


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : English, French
    Languages of documentation : German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch
    Languages visits : French
    Languages informatives signs : German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch

    People with reduced mobility can access the church and the cloister, but must be accompanied to access the monastery and the exhibition.
    From history to art: sacred heritage in the Abondance valley.
    A parking area for coaches has been set up at the entrance to the monastery, but people in wheelchairs will need to be accompanied to gain access to the entrances to the church or the cloister.

    For your visit, you can scan a QR code to access the tour booklet from your smartphone (remember to download a QR code reader) - available in several languages.

    No picnics allowed.

    Labels and rating

    12th C
    13th C
    14th C
    15th C
    16th C
    17th C
    18th C
    Classified at the monuments and historic sites

    • Educational visits
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Exhibition space
    • Toilets
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Public WC
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Shows
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Children's entertainment


    Place de l'Abbatiale 74360 Abondance

    On foot: from the centre of the village, take the passage near the Mairie which passes under the porch. The entrance to the cloister is on the right a little further up.
    Accessible by car for drop-off on the church place.
    Car parks located at the entrance or in the centre of the village
    Colombus bus line (Abondance valley) and line 121 Thonon-les-Bains - Châtel..

    Near shuttle stop

    • Mental disability
    Mental Disability

    More informations

    Information update on 12/05/2023 by Office de Tourisme intercommunal Pays d'Evian Vallée d'Abondance