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L'Abbaye de l'Escaladieu

The abbey of Escaladieu can be found in a small wooded valley of the Baronnies region, mid-way between the spa towns of Capvern and Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Inviting you on a journey, its straightforward, sober architecture promises a sense of serenity.

This 12th-century Cistercian abbey stands in a little wooded valley of the Baronnies region. It was reworked several times up until the 18th century.

Since then it has belonged to the Hautes-Pyrénées departmental council which is currently drawing up a long-term restoration plan. Nowadays, Escaladieu Abbey is a pleasant site that’s brought to life through a whole cultural programme featuring art in all its forms, with concerts, exhibitions, conferences, plays and more. The abbey church, of incredible sobriety, and the capitals of the chapterhouse are must-sees, for insight into the lives of the monks, as are the spectacular trees that stand in the grounds.

Escaladieu in the digital era

The French Department of Hautes-Pyrénées remains determined to enhance local heritage features as we accompany them into the 21st century through various large-scale projects.

Hence, since 2015, Escaladieu Abbey has entered the digital era with multimedia features that offer brand new ways to discover the site, and a cultural programme with a component that combines art and technology.

Practical information

Opening times and admission fees: see the related page

Guided tours, activities, shows and exhibitions throughout the year

At the site: Shop, free parking and picnic area


Address:65130 Bonnemazon

Contact details: +33 (0)5 31 74 39 50

Internet: http://www.abbaye-escaladieu.com/en

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