Abbatiale Notre-Dame - Abbaye de Bernay

Religious buildings

Built between 1013 and 1050 by the monk and builder, William of Volpiano, this abbey encouraged the rise of Romanesque architecture in Normandy. Over the centuries, the building has suffered from a fire, the hundred Years' War, the 16th century peasants' revolt, etc.
Unusually high for its time, it spreads over three floors. You will be amazed by the quality of the carvings on the capitals: human masks, foliate heads, monsters with human heads, geometrical designs and leaves, etc.
Contact details

Abbatiale Notre-Dame - Abbaye de Bernay

Place Gustave Héon

27300 BERNAY


Road (national / departmental)

Railway station


Phone : 02 32 46 63 23


Obligatory for groups

Booking deadline : 3 weeks

Fixed telephone :

Type of reservation :

Direct reservation


Base rate - full rate adult From 4 €
Child rate From 2,30 €
Student rate From 2,30 €
Rate for adult group from 110 at 345 €
School group rate 0 €
Means of payment

Postal or bank cheques


Opening times

Group, Single

From 01/01/2017 to 15/06/2017
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 14:00-17:30
Closing : Monday

From 16/06/2017 to 15/09/2017
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday : From 11:00 / Until 18:00
Closing : Monday

From 16/09/2017 to 31/12/2017
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 14:00-17:30
Closing : Monday




Supervised learning activity

Learning activity

Junior workshop


Adult workshop

Temporary exhibitions


Guided tour

Educational visits


Visite libre en permanence - yes
Visite guidées sur demande - yes
Average time45 minutes60 minutes
Further informationAverage tour length:
- abbey: 1 hour
- museum: 1 hour
- old quarters: 1 hour 30 mins


Groups acccepted
Minimum number of people 10
Maximum number of people 40
Guided tour of the historic neighbourhoods of Bernay Visit of the Fine Arts Museum Visit of the Abbey church Multi-attraction tickets

Further information

Environment : Near a green trail, In the town centre