Abbaye de Hambye

Hambye abbey, founded around 1145 by the local lord, Guillaume Paynel, served as a stone "quarry" following the Revolution and was partially ruined. Now an open-air edifice, the abbey-church's elegant lancet windows and the imposing dimensions of its Gothic chancel continue to impress the visitor. In the monastic buildings, the dormitory has become a conservation centre for liturgical ornaments. Note also several delightful rooms around the cloisters.

Useful information


Route de l’Abbaye, 50450 Hambye


+33 2 33 61 76 92

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10am-6pm; Apr-Jun and Sep: daily except Tue 10am-noon, 2pm-6pm; Autumn school hols: daily except Tue 10am-noon, 2pm-5pm - closed 1 May

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