Saint-André-le-Bas Cloister

Vienne

Saint-André-le-Bas Abbey was founded in the 6th or 7th century. It was one of the most important monasteries in the diocese of Vienne during the Middle Ages.

Description

Restoration work was launched by the Society of Friends of Vienne, with the architect Jules Formigé working on the cloister. The restored building was inaugurated in 1938.
Restorations were again undertaken in 2011. The new museum staging features a selection of seven inscriptions relating to the history of the abbey and the district, as well as small columns from the church spire, together with some tactile elements.
The three rooms leading to the cloister entrance are devoted to temporary exhibitions taking place all the year round and organised by the Vienne museum conservation department.

Opening period

From 01/04 to 31/10/2022
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9.30 am and 12.45 pm and between 1.30 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 02/11/2022 to 31/03/2023
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1 pm and 5.30 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Exceptional closures on November 1 and 11, December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.

Open by appointment in the mornings for groups.

Spoken languages

  • German German
  • English English
  • French French
  • Italian Italian

Services

  • Shop
  • Guided tours
  • Unguided individual tours

Prices

Full price: 3 €
Reduced price: 2 €.

Payment

  • Bank/credit card Bank/credit card
  • Check Check
  • Cash Cash

Type of clientele

  • Children
  • Groups
  • Students
  • Special rate for jobseekers

Animals

NON_ACCEPTES

Location

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Useful information

Place du Jeu-de-Paume
38200 Vienne
04 74 78 71 06 Contact by email
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