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Abbey of Trizay

Historic site and monument ,  Religious heritage ,  Abbey ,  listed ,  Roman in Trizay
  • This priory constructed in the turning 11th and 12th centuries, depended upon the powerful Abbey of the Chaise - Dieu in Auvergne. Entirely restored in 1990, the abbey is one of the most mysterious Romanesque monuments of Saintonge.
    The church, whose beautiful Romanesque bedside has been illuminated since 2003 by the stained-glass windows of Richard Texier, was designed on an exceptional octagonal layout.
    Discover also the chapter house with its polylobed arches and wareheads beautiful...
    This priory constructed in the turning 11th and 12th centuries, depended upon the powerful Abbey of the Chaise - Dieu in Auvergne. Entirely restored in 1990, the abbey is one of the most mysterious Romanesque monuments of Saintonge.
    The church, whose beautiful Romanesque bedside has been illuminated since 2003 by the stained-glass windows of Richard Texier, was designed on an exceptional octagonal layout.
    Discover also the chapter house with its polylobed arches and wareheads beautiful crosses of the 13th century, the cloister, the cellar, the great refectory with its wall paintings and, upstairs, the monks' dormitories decorated by frescoes. The medieval-inspired garden presents plants cultivated between the 9th and 14th centuries for health and food.
    The abbey hosts a contemporary art centre that offers a year-round dialogue between the Romanesque monument and modern artists with exhibitions every two months.
    Discovery tour of the abbey with a visitor booklet, 3D video of the hypothesis of restitution of the plan of the abbey in the 12th century and models.
    For children (between 3 to 12 years old), treasure hunts and unusual discovery routes.
    The boutique Art and Terroir & Library, the tourism desk and the reception are open all year round.
    Possibility to rent spaces for family or professional events.
  • Environment
    • Lake 5 km away
    • Cycle track/route within 500 m
    • In the country
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • Spanish
  • Tourism and handicap
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 230  Maximum number of people
Hall m2
Salle : Salle Michel DOUBLET 229 100 230 230 160 230 150
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
    • Height under table >= 70 cm width >= 77 cm
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
    • Magnetic loop available at the reception
    • Presence of pictograms and / or simplified visuals
    • Relief map, tactile model or audio device description available at the reception
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • Activities
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Shows
    • Activity
    • Discovery
    • History
    • Heritage
    • Health
    • Fauna - flora
    • Gardening
    • Botanical
    • Water
  • Equipment
    • Toilets
    • Car park
    • Meeting room
    • Coach parking
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
    • Educational visits
    • Room hire
    • Shop
    • Wi-fi
    • Guided tours
    • Bar
    • Fitted kitchen
    • Dining area
    • Restaurant in the close vicinity
    • Free choice of caterer
    • Accommodation on site
    • Accommodation in the close vicinity
    • Concert/events
    • Convention
    • Family Reception/drinks reception
    • Exhibition/trade fair
    • Seminar/meeting
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Contactless payment
  • From February 12, 2024 to November 11, 2024
  • Adult
    From 5.50 € to 6 €

    • 5.50 € with Carte Privilège

  • Child
    From 2.70 € to 3 €

    • 2.70 with Privilege Card

  • Family pass
    20 €

    • For 2 adults and 2 children over 13 years old

  • Disabled
    4 €
  • Group adults
    From 5 € to 8 €
  • Free admission for children up to 5 years of age (not including activities), as well as for the accompanying adult of a disabled person, tour guides and art history students on presentation of proof.

    There is an additional charge of €4 for guided tours for all visitors (except children under 12).
Openings
  • From February 12, 2024
    until March 31, 2024
  • From April 1, 2024
    until April 28, 2024
  • From April 29, 2024
    until June 30, 2024
  • From July 1, 2024
    until September 1, 2024
  • From September 2, 2024
    until September 29, 2024
  • From September 30, 2024
    until November 11, 2024
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Some events take place at weekends. Times are subject to change. Please consult the abbey website.
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Some events take place at weekends. Times are subject to change. Please consult the abbey website.
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM