European Heritage Days - Abbey of Abondance

From Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 September 2024

Location : Abbaye d'Abondance
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To mark the European Heritage Days, Abondance Abbey is offering a whole host of free events all weekend long! The programme includes guided tours, treasure hunts, an Escape Game, exhibitions and a musical walk!
On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September, Abondance Abbey is hosting the European Heritage Days!

The programme includes

> GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABBEY OF ABONDANCE: Accompanied by an interpreter, you will explore the cloister and its 15th-century wall paintings, before taking a free tour of the exhibition ‘From history to art: sacred heritage in the Abondance valley’ in the old monastery.
Saturday 21 September at 2.30pm and 4pm and Sunday 22 September at 10am, 2.30pm and 4pm.

Major works are due to be carried out at Abondance Abbey! After joining the team of workers, you find yourself imprisoned. To free yourself, unravel the mysteries of the monument and discover what's really going on behind these walls!
Kit for a team of 2 to 5 people - aged 12 and over
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September - 9.30am-12pm and 2pm-6pm (last departure 2 hours before closing time)
Equipment required: Smartphone (with internet connection)
Limited number of kits.
Bookings on 04 50 81 60 54 or

> TRACK GAME ‘ABONDANCE: ALL A CHEESE’: The people of Abondance are in shock! A precious symbol of their heritage has just been stolen. Your mission: to find this symbolic document as you go around Abondance and stop the wretched thieves. Are you up to the challenge?
Starter kit available on request from reception - from age 12
Equipment required: Smartphone (with internet connection) and closed shoes.
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September - 9.30am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Bookings on 04 50 81 60 54 or

> MUSÉOJEUX ACTIVITY BAGS: Explore the Abbey and have fun at the same time with the activities provided in the MuseoGames bag: observation, spotting, singing... a whole programme to share with your family or friends!

> VISIT THE ABBEY WITH YOUR MOBILE: As soon as you enter, scan a QR-Code to access our mobile tour site.
- The classic tour route will allow you to enjoy the site at your own pace and to your heart's content! (Available in French, English and German)
- Follow Augustin, a mischievous young novice, as he takes you on a fun tour of Abondance Abbey. Answer his questions and take up his challenges! (Available in French and English)
Equipment required: Smartphone (with internet connection)

- LA CONGRÉGATION D'ABONDANCE: LE MAILLAGE D'UN TERRITOIRE' Cloister of the Abbey of Abondance: Theme 2024 “Heritage of itineraries, links and connections”.
At its height in the 13th century, the influence of the Abbey of Abondance extended far beyond the valley. Abbeys, priories and other dependencies maintained close links with Abondance. From the Chablais to Aosta, from the Jura to the Swiss Valais, Arnaud Delerce and Jean-Marc Kuntz offer us a historical and photographic look at these places, more or less distant but linked by a common religious past.
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September - 9.30am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm

- NICE ET SAVOIE, UN REGARD CONTEMPORAIN’ SALLE DE L'ATELIER: Through the eyes of photographer François Deladerrière, discover the evolution of the landscapes of Savoie, Haute-Savoie and Alpes-Maritimes since 1860. A journey through time, with vintage lithographs and contemporary photographs.
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September - 9.30am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm

In this exhibition, discover the works of painters, both amateur and professional, who have been transforming the village of Abondance into a place for artistic practice for several years now.
A look back at the painters' festival and a journey through heritage, architecture, traditions and landscapes.
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September - 9.30am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm

> MUSICAL WALK by Marie Begaix & Alizée Morand: Accompanied by a saxophone duo, we offer you an immersive tour of Abondance Abbey. To the rhythm of haunting melodies, you'll explore the Abbey's emblematic sites while discovering its rich and varied history. At each stop, you'll plunge into the past of this historic site and learn more about the history of music. A sensory and educational experience that will give you a new perspective on the Abbey.
Voluntary participation
Saturday 21 September at 6pm - Abbey of Abondance.
OpeningsFrom Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 September 2024
Opening hours between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
General information
  • Accessibility Criteria for Mental Impairment :
    • Mental disability
Event details
  • Cultural and artistic :
    • Exhibition
    • Guided tour
  • Music :
    • Various music
  • Art and culture :
    • Historic
    • Painting

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Abbaye d'Abondance
Place de l'Abbatiale


By car: From the banks of Lake Geneva, take the D22 towards the Abondance valley.
On foot: from the centre of the village, head towards the Place de l'Abbatiale along the "Montée du Cloître", which runs alongside the town hall and presbytery, then under the porch. The entrance to the site, on the square, is a little further up on the right.
Accessible by car from the church square.
Car parks located at the entrance or in the centre of the village.
Bus line Colombus (Vallée d'Abondance) and line 12 Thonon-les-Bains - Châtel.
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