Grammont Priory : presentation and practical information

Discover Grammont Priory

Harmony and serenity of a remarkable priory

 

This former monastery of the order of Grandmont is one of the best preserved in France. The architectural monument combines the purity of stone and technology. Relive the golden age of the priory with a virtual reconstruction that will enable you to share the daily life of the Grandmontain monks.

Founded around 1197 in an unspoilt natural setting, the priory of Grammont reflects the simplicity and tranquility of life sought by the Grandmontain order. The cloisters, the chapel, the chapter house, the refectory and the convent buildings all still testify to the serenity that reigned there.

The Priory of Grammont comprises :

  • A virtual trip to a 13th century priory, with reconstruction of the cloister that is no longer there
  • One of the most fabulous collections of the art of the medieval goldsmith, recreated with the aid of optical effects
  • A large format exhibition by photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand : "Abbeys seen from the sky"
  • To aid your visit :
  • Guided tour in French, English, German or Dutch

Our facilities

  • Toilets on site
  • Free coach parking on site
  • Shop with a wide choice of books, games, regional products and Vendéen crafts
  • 90% of site accessible to people with reduced mobility
  • Maximum reception capacity recommended for a guided tour : 50 people
  • Prior reservation required

Refreshments

On the site :

  • Picnic areas near the car park

In Chantonnay and Signournais:

  • Le Moulin Neuf : 02 51 94 30 27
  • La Morlière : 02 51 40 41 98

Practical visit information :

Opening hours

From June to August (every day)

10h - 12h30 and 13h30 - 18h

From 1st to 16th of September (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

10h - 12h30 and 13h30 - 18h

Closed from the 19th of September to the 31th of May

  • Outside general public opening times by reservation
  • Group rates (minimum 20 paying guests/clients)

Admission

  • Adult (+26 years old) : 3 €
  • Youngsters (18-25 years old) and people with disabilities : 2 €
  • Free entrance for children under 18 years old

Payment : Cash, CB

Location

Grammont Priory is located :

  • 30 min from the Puy du Fou
  • 45 min from la Roche-sur-Yon
  • 20 min from Niort
  • 1 h 00 from Maillezais, Nieul-sur-l'Autise and Nantes
  • 1 h 30 from Angers

Coming by car :

  • GPS coordinates : 46°44'54" N / 00°59'08" O
  • Highway A83 "Nantes - Bordeaux" exit 6 "Bournezeau", D949B direction Chantonnay and D960 direction Saint-Prouant
  • Highway A87 Angers / La Roche-sur-Yon : exit 29 "Les Herbiers" and D23 direction Saint-Prouant 

Map : 

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