Groups : guided tours of La Chaise-Dieu

Guided tours to discover the St Robert gothic abbey church, the history of the former Benedictine abbey, the conventual buildings and the medieval village of La Chaise-Dieu

Description

The guided tours can be one hour or two hours long :
- the gothic abbey church with the tomb of Pope Clement VI surrounded by 144 oak stalls sculpted medieval motifs, a mural of the 15th century "danse macabre", a gothic rood screen and an organ case from 17th century with beautifull musician angels... (one hour long guided tour)
- the medieval village with the adorned houses : bartizans, masks, statues, heraldry... the outside buildings of the former Benedictine abbey and the organization of the monastic life (one hour long guided tour)

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From mid July 2019, discover the new guided tour of the abbey :
- Clement VI lodge and its optic theater with a movie recounting the historical context of the abbey church construction by the Pope Clement VI and his nephew the Pope Gregory XI
- the recently renovated cloister and the abbey church
- the tapestries nave where the 14 Flemish tapestries from the 16th century entirely cleaned and restored will be optimally presented
- the "salle de l'écho" or whispering room with its fabulous acoustic

Added 5 € per person for groups more than 20 persons

Languages spoken

  • French

Location

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Prices

Group rate available for > 20 people.

Opening

All year round between 10 am and 12 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.