Stay at La Chaise-Dieu

Groupes : Découverte de La Chaise-Dieu

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

Accompanied by a tour 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 fresco mural “dance of death from the 15th century.
Admire the cloister and its galleries to then reach the completely renovated Chapel of Our Lady of the College housing 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 Room where many secrets are whispered.

Visit of the medieval village (1h):

Discover the history of this town nestled beneath its abbey through its streets, its fountains, its houses with facades decorated with mascarons, bretèches and coats of arms including a very beautiful Romanesque house from the 13th century and its twin bay as well as a fortified house from the 16th century fitting into the old ramparts.
Finish your discovery of this site with the exteriors of the abbey buildings and the organization of monastic life in this thousand-year-old Benedictine abbey: refectory, sundial, squares, old stables, red gate of the For and Tour Clémentine will no longer hold any secrets for you. YOU…


Free for drivers.
Group rate from 20 people.

Visit of the medieval town in 1 hour in French:
– €3,00 per person during the week

Visit of the abbey, the cloister, the nave of the tapestries and the echo room in 2 hours in French, entrance fee included:
– €13,00 per person during the week.

What is included

The price includes

the service of the tour guide

The price does not include

insurance and personal expenses

Pratical information

  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Mandatory reservation
  • Shop
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Tourist information
  • Reservation of services
  • Reservations for excursions
  • Guided tours
  • Groups welcome

Opening period

All year round from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Exceptional closures on January 1, Easter Monday, Ascension Thursday, Pentecost Monday, August 15, November 1, November 11 and December 25.
And from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
no guided tour of the abbey church on Sunday mornings and public holidays due to religious services as well as the last half of August due to the Music Festival.
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