In the Vallée de l'Aube, close to the border with Burgundy, this former Cistercian abbey built by Clairvaux monks rises up above a charming village surrounded by the forest. This vast architectural ensemble has had a turbulent past: sold as public property during the Revolution, the abbey then became a women's prison in the 19C. Auberive was restored and found a new vocation as a Centre for contemporary art, especially Expressionist art and artists such as Rustin, Lindström and Aïni.
Address:1 place de l’Abbaye, 52160 Auberive
Phone:+33 3 25 84 20 20
Price:8 € (-18 years old 4.50 €)
Jun-Sep: 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-6.30pm, Tue 2pm-6.30pm; May and Oct: Sun 2pm-6pm, telephone for weekdays; rest of year: daily except weekends and Bank Hols 9am-12.30pm, 2pm-5.30pm - closed Christmas school hols, Whit Mon, 11 Nov