Former Abbey of Sylvanès

Music is sacred here, as the abbey's acoustics confirm. This former Cistercian abbey, built in the 12C, was on the verge of falling into ruin when a music-loving monk saved it thanks to a massive restoration project in the 1970s. It has now become an international research, training and creative centre for religious music and, as a result, has acquired an international reputation that extends far beyond its borders.

Useful information


12360 Sylvanès


+33 5 65 98 20 20


6 € (-13 years old 2 €)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-7pm; mid Mar-end Jun and Sep-Oct: 9.30am-12.30pm, 2pm-6pm; rest of year: daily except weekends 9.30am-12.30pm, 2pm-6pm - closed mid Dec-early Jan, concert days