This outstanding architectural jewel, dating back to the 13th century, is a cultural Mecca, known today for its regular and high quality musical programming.
How do I get to Royaumont Abbey?
AddressAvenue de Royaumont
See the website of the Abbey.
From the Luzarches train station, free shuttles take you to the abbey in less than 10 minutes on weekends and holidays. All you have to do is reserve your place on the shuttle from the Abbey's wbesite.
A little History
Founded in 1228, in only 7 years, by the young Louis IX and his mother Blanche of Castille, this Cistercian abbey knew a great influence in the Middle Ages.
In response to the wishes of his father, Louis VIII, the young Saint-Louis asked workers who were building a monastery for monks from the abbey of Cîteaux to build a new and large abbey in honor of God and for the salvation of the soul of King Louis VIII.
Sold during the Revolution, it was transformed into a textile factory and the dismantled church was used to build a workers' village.
In 1869, the abbey regained its religious vocation when it became the home of the novitiate of the nuns of the Holy Family of Bordeaux, who undertook to restore it in the neo-Gothic style.
In 1905, the abbey was bought and became the cultural center that we know today with its regular and high quality musical program.
What to do at the Abbaye de Royaumont ?
- Discover and marvel at the Abbey, its architecture, its history.
- Stroll through the park, wander through the romantic ruins left by the abbey church, destroyed during the Revolution.
- Learn about 800 years of History and the many lives of the Abbey.
- Sharing, transmitting, listening, tasting, etc. are other qualities that you can discover at the Abbey.
To find out about upcoming shows and events, go to the agenda on the Abbey website.