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.)
- Religious heritage
- Abbayes et sites cisterciens d'Europe
- Vignobles et découvertes
- Listed or registered (CNMHS)
- Temporary exhibitions
- Picnic area
- Film projection room
|Guided tour for adults||10,50€|
|Guided tour for children||7€|
|Rate for unemployed persons||7€|
- Credit card
- Cheques and postal orders
- Eurocard - Mastercard
Low season from 26/04 to 09/07 and from 30/08 to 01/10. Closed on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday mornings, Wednesday 03/05 and 10/05 mornings. Exceptional opening on Mondays 01/05, 08/05 and 29/05. Ascension Day 18/05: Sunday opening hours.
High season from 11/07 to 27/08: closed on Monday and Sunday morning. Opening on Monday 14/08.
Low season - All Saints' Day from 21/10 to 05/11: open every afternoon except Monday.