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
  • 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


On the site :

  • Picnic areas near the car park

In Chantonnay and Signournais:

  • Le Moulin Neuf :
  • La Morlière :

Practical visit information :

Opening hours

From July to August (every day)

10h - 19h

Closed from the 1st of September to the 30th of June

  • Outside general public opening times by reservation
  • Group rates (minimum 15 paying guests/clients)


  • Adult (+26 years old) : 4 €
  • Youngsters (12-25 years old) and others reduced-rates (under conditions) : 2 €
  • Free entrance for children under 12 years old

Payment : Cash, CB


Grammont Priory is located :

  • 30 minutes from the Puy du Fou
  • 45 minutes from la Roche-sur-Yon
  • 20 minutes 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 :