Echourgnac Cistercian Abbey

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Tuesday 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Wednesday 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Thursday 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Friday 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am 02:30 pm - 04:45 pm

Opens at 02:30 pm

Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Green Périgord

  • English
    • Founded in 1868 by monks from the Abbey of Port du Salut in Mayenne, restored in 1923 by Cistercian nuns returning from exile in Spain, the Abbaye de la TRAPPE , in Echourgnac in the Dordogne, has the purpose of being prayer. Alongside this primary vocation, she has always lived mainly from her cheese dairy.

      From 1960 , to use the fruits of their orchard, the Sisters made on a small scale , for themselves and for their visitors, few in number at the time, currant and apple jellies, as well as much appreciated apple pastes.

      This is why, after the fire in its cheese-making workshop in 1983, the monastic community, forced by circumstances to convert part of its activity, developed an artisanal confectionery workshop producing fruit jellies and jams.

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Traveller Reviews Echourgnac Cistercian Abbey

4.5 sur 5 435 reviews

  • Jonathan Stubbs

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Jonathan Stubbs on 29/11/2022

    Beautiful, very peaceful, exquisite surroundings

  • Craig Keene

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Craig Keene on 14/09/2021

    Went to buy there famous trappe cheese. Was unable to visit any of the abbey just the church. Could not see any of the famous nuns working. Instead we got to visit the abbey's shop where they were selling there famous cheese which was mouldy. Great 5mins visit.

  • MK Biker

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by MK Biker on 03/06/2022

    Only visited the shop for cheese as its very nice.

Traveller Reviews Echourgnac Cistercian Abbey

4.5 sur 5 19 reviews

  • "Lovely spot"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by helenpercy2015 (Canouan) on 24/05/2019

    This is a lovely peaceful place with a level parking place with picnic tables and a tap. There are clean toilets. It is beautifully kept with a church and a shop selling gifts and produce from this...

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  • "A surprise find"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by AlanCoxon (Worcester, United Kingdom) on 25/01/2018

    I was very surprised to find such a working Abbaye that appeared fresh and modern whilst retaining what appears to be ancient traditions. All this is perfectly and no doubt wonderfully managed and...

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  • "Très beau monastère …"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by jeanlouisv181 (Bassens, France) on 27/10/2022

    De passage à Echourgnac , nous n’avons pas manquer de visiter cette magnifique abbaye. Malheureusement nous n’avons pu voir que l’église rénovée avec ses couleurs sobres . Nous avons eu la chance de...

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Echourgnac Cistercian Abbey

Address

La Trappe
24410 Échourgnac

GPS coordinates

45° 7'41.2"N, 0° 12'48.43"E

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