In the Andelle Valley, cuddled up in a silent and peaceful forest and near a "healing fountain", there formely was a women’s abbey devoted to prayer and meditation: the Notre-Dame de Fontaine Guérard Abbey.
Founded in 1190, it was blessed in 1218 by the king of France, Saint-Louis. Despite the violence of the French Revolution, the remaining buildings are one of the most beautiful masterpiece of gothic Anglo Norman architecture from the beginning of the 13th century, when the Cistercian rigour was at its apogee.
During your visit, you will discover the troglodytic cellar, the church with a vaulted choir, the chapterhouse, the nuns’ building, the work room, the dormitory with an impressive framework, and monastic gardens with sculptures that remind us of the women who lived here.
Possibility to rent the place for movies, photo shoots, historical reconstitution or family events.
2022 season: from April the 10th to September the 30th
base rate : 6 euros.
reduced rate : 4,50 euros.