Echourgnac Cistercian Abbey Abbeys, Churches, Priories in Échourgnac

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:30 am 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:30 am 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 12:30 am 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 12:30 am 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 12:30 am 03:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am 03:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Opens at 10:00 am

Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Green Périgord

Services

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  • Groups
  • Parking
  • 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

4.6 sur 5 556 reviews

  • 漫旅C'est Si Bon

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by 漫旅C'est Si Bon on 25/06/2024

    Fromage is delicious 😋

  • 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.

  • its Mel

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by its Mel on 09/02/2017

    The Trappist Sisters made a beautiful home for God, in honor of our Blessed Mother. He must be so pleased. The Abbaye makes a perfect place to be in the real presence of God, either alone or with a group.

Traveller Reviews Echourgnac Cistercian Abbey

4.0 sur 5 20 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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  • "monastic products ????????"

    1 / 5 Reviews posted by car24000 (Perigueux, France) on 19/11/2023

    really very expensive for industrial cheese with very little nut wine and not liqueur as indicated in several articles, as far as the jams are concerned, they are only frozen fruits and the fruit...

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Echourgnac Cistercian Abbey

Address

ROUTE DE BONNE ESPÉRANCE
24410 ECHOURGNAC

GPS coordinates

45° 7'41.2"N, 0° 12'48.43"E

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