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Sainte Marie Abbey

Opening hours: From 16/10/2017 to 07/04/2018. Closed Wednesday and Sunday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th. From 09/04 to 01/07/2018. Closed on Sunday. Closed exceptionally on May 1st. From 02/07 to 02/09/2018, daily. From 04/09 to 13/10/2018. Closed on Sunday. From 15/10/2018 to 14/04/2019. Closed Wednesday and Sunday. Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.

11th-12th century Roman church housing a crypt famous for its "fabulous bestiary" and a stunning cloistered platform with beautifully sculpted capitals. There's a mosaic in the apse commemorating Pope Urban II's visit in 1095.

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The abbey church of Cruas, a romanesque architecture’s masterpiece, demonstrates the monks of Cruas’ troubled history. The Cruas abbey lived from the 10th century, until its dissolution through the 18th century.
The lower part of the church was rediscovered 40 years ago during archaeological digs which let us see anew the grand monastic stand (only two remain in France), forgotten for 300 years.
Must-sees :
• The crypt and its bestiary and priant (11c)
• The monastic stand and its capitals (12c)
• The mosaic depicting the Garden of Eden (12c)
• The frescos (15c)


Adult: 3 €
Group adults: 3 €.

Group rate available for > 10 people.

Equipments and services

Equipments : Car park
Services : Motorhomes allowed Guided tours


Spoken languages : English

Length of visit

50 minutes

Sainte Marie Abbey

Sainte Marie Abbey
1 place de la Liberté
07350 Cruas

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Located at: Cruas
Cruas Area Tourist Information


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