Saint-Gabriel Priory

Religious buildings

Founded in 1058 by the Fécamp Benedictine monks, the St. Gabriel priory comprises an entrance porch, a former refectory, a tower and a court room. Today, the priory houses the horticulture and landscaped gardening school and boasts a rose garden, a pathway lined with fruit trees and medicinal garden.
Contact details

Saint-Gabriel Priory

1 rue du PrieuréSaint-Gabriel-Brécy


Mobile phone : 06 89 45 71 63

Garden types

Botanical garden


Other group rate From 45 €




Temporary exhibitions

Specific theme activities

Adult workshop


Guided tour

Coach Parking


Visite guidées sur demande - yes
Average time60 minutes60 minutes
Further informationThe guided tour of the monastic buildings is by appointment only and with 3 weeks’ notice if possible. Duration of the non-guided tour: 30 min. Guided tour by appointment in F lasts 1hr.
For the first ten people 45€, then 3 € by next person (guided tour: on Monday morning, on Friday afternoon, weekends and school holidays of the zone B).


Coach parking
Groups acccepted
Minimum number of people 10
The Priory is on the Norman Abbey Route and was founded in 1058 with Fecamp Abbey. The community was very prosperous indeed until the 16th century but by the 18th century many buildings had fallen into disrepair. The only remaining example from the 12th century is the Romanesque priory choir. Other relics that have survived include the doorway, the justice tower and the chapel. The main body of the living quarters is still very impressive and includes the kitchens, the refectory and the prayer tower. The Priory has been used as a Horticultural College since 1929. Here you will see a rosebed of old fashioned Normandy roses, an avenue of fruit trees. The chapel welcomes temporary exhibitions in the summer months and the site may be hired for residential or non- residential functions.

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Environment : In the country

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