Montivilliers owes its prosperity and its renown to its prestigious abbey for nuns. The former "Monasterii Villare", which gave its name to the town, was one of the major monastic foundations of the 7th century in the Seine Valley. A fully restored masterpiece of medieval architecture, the site was open to the public on 1st July 2000. Unique in Normandy, this kind of interpretation of Norman abbeys makes Montivilliers Abbey a reference to learn more about the essential role of abbeys in the history of Normandy, and their original architectural features.
Temporary exhibitions, concerts, guided tours and family events all year round.
Ratings and quality marks
- Famille Plus
- Normandie Qualité Tourisme
- Qualité Tourisme
Opening hours from 5 July to 28 August 2022: Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 2pm to 6pm
In low season, the gothic refectory is open during temporary exhibitions on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 2pm to 6pm. Closed on 25 December 2022 and 1 January 2023.
|Base rate - full rate adult||4€|
|Rate for families||4€|
|Rate for adult group||4,50€|
|Other group rate||90€|
During openings, the abbey is open access.
Only the guided tours "Heritage Sundays" and "Cities of the abbesses" are paying, at the rate of 4 €
Family rate and "P'tits ateliers" family rate: € 4
- Animals welcome
- Groups welcome