Groups : Discovery of La Chaise-Dieu

Guided tour led by a guide to discover the abbey of La Chaise-Dieu through its history and heritage treasures (2h) or visit the medieval town (1h)

Description

Visit the abbey through its history and heritage treasures (2h):

Accompanied by a guide, discover the impressive 14th century gothic abbey church housing the marble tomb of Pope Clement VI, the 144 sculpted stalls of the monks' choir, the flamboyant gothic rood screen, the majestic organ case and the famous 15th century "danse macabre" mural.
Admire the cloister and its galleries and then go to the Notre Dame du Collège Chapel, which has been completely renovated and houses the 14 Flemish tapestries from the 16th century, classified as a Historic Monument since 1840 and a National Treasure.
Finish with the astonishing acoustics of the echo chamber where many secrets are whispered.

Tours of the medieval village (1h):

Discover the history of this village nestled under its abbey through its narrow streets, its fountains, its houses with facades decorated with mascarons, bretèches and coats of arms, including a very beautiful 13th century Romanesque house with its geminated bay, as well as a 16th century fortified house built into the old ramparts.
End your discovery of this site with the exterior of the abbey buildings and the organisation of monastic life in this thousand-year-old Benedictine abbey: the refectory, the sundial, the square, the old stables, the red door of the For and the Clementine Tower will no longer hold any secrets for you...

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Prices

Free entry for the drivers.
Group rate available for > 25 people.

Visit of the medieval town in 1 hour in French:
- 2 € per person on weekdays
Based on 25 people

Visit to the abbey and the museum trail in 2 hours in French, entrance fee included:
- 10 € per person on weekdays
Based on 25 people.

Modes de paiement

  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer

Opening

All year round between 10 am and 12 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.