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A legendary order


“… those of Tyron Abbey, children of Saint Benedict, who have given me the grace to receive me in their order. Thus speaks the hero of the Roman de Renart, by evoking the then famous Perche abbey, founded in the 12th century by Saint Bernard de Ponthieu. It had under its dependence numerous establishments in France, but also in Scotland, England and Ireland.

If most of its buildings were destroyed after the Revolution, the abbey now offers visitors several centers of interest.

From its origins, the abbey remains, which has become the parish church of the town. Built in roussard sandstone, a characteristic material of the region, it retains interesting Romanesque exterior decors. Its unique nave, with an exceptional length of 64 meters, shelters a beautiful series of stalls from the end of the Middle Ages, carved with fantastic animals and grotesque figures.

At the location of the cloister and monastic buildings, you can freely visit the Abbey Estate and its themed gardens associated with the recently restored tithe barn.

Finally, attached to the church, the old college created by the Mauritian religious around 1630, which became a royal military college in 1776 is today owned by Mr. Stéphane Bern, who recently opened a museum linked to history there. of the abbey.

Practical InformationAddress : Domaine de l'Abbaye Grange aux Dîmes 18 rue de l'Abbaye 28480 Thiron-Gardais
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Abbey area and its themed gardens open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The free visit of the gardens is free. The Grange aux Dîmes is open, with inside the reception of the tourist office, a friendly indoor / outdoor space for a cold or hot drink. (On the first floor of the Grange aux Dîmes a meeting room, as well as 3 escape games rooms.)

Abbey church open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., free visit.

Guided tour for groups on request at

Schools and leisure centers: consult us for a quote.

Museum and royal and military college, rue de l'Abbaye, open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (site closed between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.). September from Wednesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.


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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