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The rebirth of an endangered monument

A former Premonstratensian foundation, Lucerne Abbey has enjoyed a spiritual and architectural renaissance for over 60 years. This restoration is a wonderful story, thanks to the will of a man with a passion, Abbé Lélegard, who saved this magnificent site from ruin by purchasing it in 1959. His work continues to this day via the Fondation Abbaye de la Lucerne d’Outremer (Overseas La Lucerne Abbey Foundation).
Now artfully restored and even in large part rebuilt, the entire estate is characterised by rare harmony. The 12th century layout has been changed little, if at all, during the major restorations that have marked its history. The abbey church has a transitional style – it is Romanesque in its proportions and its sturdy tower, but shows hints of the Gothic in the design of its openings and the huge glass window of the chevet, which is characteristic of mediaeval Premonstratensian architecture. It is home to interesting collections, including beautiful recumbent statues from the 12th and 13th centuries and a curious gilded wood lectern decorated with a pelican.

A special charm emanates from all parts of the estate, whether one is in the cloisters, with their sober plantings, in the cellar draped in golden light, or in the dovecote, with its curious contours. Since September 8, 2022, the local bishop has given the mission to two priests to erect a Spiritual and Cultural Center within the Abbey of Lucerne. They now sing the office within the abbey church, information on the website of the abbey.


Practical InformationAddress : Fondation Abbaye de la Lucerne d'Outremer 50320 La Lucerne-d'Outremer
: Accueil : 02 33 60 58 98
: Contact
Website : View Website

Individual rates:

Adult (18 years and over): €8

Child (7 to 17 years old): 5€

child under 7 years old: free Reduced price: 6.50€

Family pass (2 adults and 3 children min.): €26

Group rates (from 15 people): adult: 6.50€

School: €4 for groups of more than 15 people. €5 for groups of less than 15 people.

Visits adapted to handicaps (motor, auditory and visual)


Closed every morning on Sundays and religious holidays, mass at 10.30 am.

From April 1 to October 1:

Outside school holidays: open Wednesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sundays and religious holidays: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

During the school holidays :

open Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and religious holidays: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

All Saints holidays:

open Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and religious holidays: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Christmas holidays until December 31:

open from Monday to Saturday : 10am-5pm, Sundays: 2pm-5pm.

Closed on 25/12 all day.

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Norman Abbeys
Norman Abbeys

Abbayes de Normandie - Route historique
28, rue Raymond Aron
BP 52
76824 Mont-Saint-Aignan Cedex

+33 (0)2 35 12 41 60
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