Charlieu Benedictine Abbey

Interesting
Excavations carried out in this Benedictine Abbey revealed two successive churches (9C and 10C) and an 11C abbey church. All that remains of the abbey church is the last bay featuring capitals characteristic of the Brionnais region. Don't miss the Gallo-Roman sarcophagus, the cloisters, 16C chapter house and 15C prior's chapel. The parlour and the cellar house a lapidary museum and a religious art museum, respectively. The narthex level provides a view of the whole complex.

Useful information

Address:

Place de l’Abbaye, 42190 Charlieu

Phone:

+33 4 77 60 09 97

Price:

3 € (-12 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10am-noon, 1pm-7pm; Apr-Jun and Sep-Oct: daily except Mon (except Bank Hols) 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-6.30pm; rest of year: daily except Mon (except Bank Hols) 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-5.30pm - closed Jan, 24-25 and 31 Dec

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