Historic site and monument
at La Chaise-Dieu

Salle de L'Echo

The echo room is covered with a groined vault, decorated with wall paintings with plant motifs and rosettes, treated in grisaille. If the function of this room is unknown, what makes its charm is its acoustic singularity.
The echo room is open to visitors only as part of the paying tour of the Abbey of La Chaise-Dieu.
This room is covered with a groined vault, decorated with wall paintings with plant motifs and rosettes, treated in grisaille. If the function of this room is unknown, what makes it charming is the acoustic singularity that characterizes it. Far from the phenomenon of the echo produced by the repetition of a sound, it is rather a question here of the way in which a person who whispers turned facing an angle of this room, is heard very distinctly by another person, positioned facing the opposite angle. Willingness resulting from a precise calculation, on the part of the architects, or fruit of chance, if not coincidence linked to the layout of the premises? For the time being no one can explain, which nevertheless enchants everyone and makes this room a place of disturbing experience.

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Themes:

  • Religious Heritage
  • Abbey

Location details

  • In the mountains
  • Village center

Visit

Minimum group size: 20 people

Customers

Suitable for: Special family with children

Language(s) of the visit

French

Audio guide language(s)

French

Individual visit services

  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visit services

  • Guided group tours on request

Opening

Opening hours from July 01 to September 22, 2024
MondayOpen from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Last ticket departure: 17:30 p.m.
Opening hours from September 23 to November 03, 2024
TuesdayOpen from 13 a.m. to 18 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 13 a.m. to 18 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 13 a.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 13 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 13 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 13 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Last ticket office departure: 16:30 p.m.

Prices

PricesMin.Max.
Full price

10 €-
Reduced price

5 €-
Kids

5 €-
Student fee

5 €-
Jobseeker

5 €-
Adult group

7 €-
reduced rate for students and job seekers on presentation of proof of less than 3 months mandatory, for groups of 20 people, for children aged 11 to 18, for those accompanying people with disabilities
Free for children under: 11 years old

Payment methods

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer
  • Pass'Région
  • Contactless payment

Services

Equipments

  • Parking
  • Public toilets

Services

  • Theme visit
  • Guided tours

Home animals

NOT_ACCEPTED

Adapted tourism

Adapted service: Not wheelchair accessible

Address

Echo Square
43160 La Chaise-Dieu
How do I get there?
From 7 €  / adult

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