A contemporary art collection set in a Cistercian abbey.
The Abbey of Beaulieu-en-Rouergue was founded in the 12th century and was extended in the 17th and 18th century. It was
partly demolished after the Revolution but was fortunately saved and restored in the 1960s. The 13th century church, chapter
house and cellar form an excellent example of Cistercian architecture.
The monument will be closed until spring 2021.
The Centre des monuments nationaux is undertaking a restoration and refurbishment programme for the Abbey. This will enable
the presentation of a rich collection of modern art, the creation of an exhibition devoted to the monument’s ancient history, the reorganisation of exhibition spaces and the enhancement
of the gardens.
Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
Reservations / Duration: 30 min
Guided tour in French
Reservations: 1 week / Duration: 45 min
Private visit, with or without catering service, outside standard opening hours
From Cahors or Montauban : N 20 til Caussade, D 926 to Villefranche-de-Rouergue til Parisot, then D 33 til the abbey From Rodez : Exit 2, N 88 til Baraqueville, D 911 til Villefranche-de-Rouergue, then D 926 then Parisot and D 33 til the abbey
Causse et Gorges de l’Aveyron St-Antonin-Noble-Val Tourist Office: tel.: (33) (0)5 63 30 63 47
Tarn et Garonne Tourism Development Agency: tel.: (33) (0)5 63 21 79 65
Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée Tourist Board: tel.: (33) (0)5 61 13 55 55