Abbaye de Cîteaux

In 1098, a group of monks from Molesme Abbey arrived to an out way location – the Cîteaux forest – in order to lead a simple life, in line with the teaching of Gospel. Today, the Cîteaux Abbey is a community belonging to the Order of cistercians of Strict Observance. It has about 30 brothers committed to following a certain lifestyle : the art of seeking God, knowing one self, fraternity through prayer, work, reading, living together and leading ascetic life. A spiritual and cultural voyage through the 900 years of Cîteaux’s history will enable you to get acquainted with Cistercian art, Medieval limming, a XVe century library and a XVIIe century noviciate. All visits are guided and limited to 25 people (1H15), it’s recommended to reserve. Film : “Cîteaux, a tree of life” (22min.)

Health information

  • I undertake to respect the barrier gestures within the framework of this activity
  • Activity compatible with the health crisis
  • Updated opening dates


  • Abbey
  • cloister
  • Monastry
  • Religious heritage
  • Cistercian
  • Classic
  • Contemporary
  • Gothic

Quality labels

  • UNAT
  • Vignobles et découvertes
  • Listed or registered (CNMHS)

On site


  • Temporary exhibitions


  • French
  • German
  • English
  • Italian
  • Shop


  • Picnic area
  • Film projection room
  • Toilettes


Type Min. Max.
School rate 4,50€ 5€
Rate for unemployed persons 5,50€ 6€
Youth Rate 5,50€ 6€
Other rate 8€
Student's rate 5,50€ 6€
Other rate 8€
Base rate - full rate adult 8€
Child rate 5,50€

Payment methods

  • Credit card
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Cash
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Visa

Opening times

Basse saison du 28/04 au 04/07 et du 25/08 au 03/10. Fermé les lundi, mardi et dimanche matin. Ouverture exceptionnelle le lundi 24/05. . Jour de l'Ascension 21/05 : horaires du dimanche.
Haute saison du 06/07 au 22/08 : fermé le lundi et le dimanche matin.
Basse saison - Toussaint du 05/10 au 07/11 : ouvert tous les après-midi sauf le lundi.

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