Abbaye de Noirlac

Bruère-Allichamps, France

The Cistercian Abbaye de Noirlac, founded in 1136, is a fine example of medieval monastic architecture. The chapter house, where the monks’ daily assemblies were held, and the cellier, where the lay brothers were in charge of the food, wine and grain stores, were built in plain but elegant style. The cloisters, with their graceful arches and decorated capitals, date from the 13th and 14th centuries, which was a less severe period.

  • Eyewitness Travel Guide: Loire Valley. 2007


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Founded: 1136
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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SANDRINE (10 months ago)
We went for “flâneries lumineuses”. Great experience to visit this beautiful abbey in night time. The lights made the place amazing. You have possibility to have picnic outside in the garden. The place is well maintained. My son also enjoyed the visit. Ticket for adult is 5 euros and free for kids. If you are in the region you should visit this abbey. The restaurant near the abbey looks great. We will try it next time.
Andre Claessens (12 months ago)
Beautiful historical site! We'll organised.
Arthur van der Berg (2 years ago)
Nice and quiet abbaye. Let the photo's speak
Francine Bassez (2 years ago)
Robert McDonnell (2 years ago)
Excellent Abbey and winery. Both the surroundings and wine are excellent. Great group outing
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