practical information

 

Prayer services

Participate in the monastic prayer services (Liturgy of the Hours) and the Sunday Mass (in French)

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Guided tour

The visit to the historic buildings of Cîteaux will let you discover monastic life and Cistercian tradition. Making an exception of our usual practice by taking you into the interior of the cloister, this spiritual and cultural journey will lead you across 900 years of history to community living here today.

  • All visits are guided and limited to 25 people
  • Length of time: about 1 hour 15 minutes
  • A reservation is advised
  • For children up to 11 a booklet for the visit is available.
  • In regard to foreign groups, it is necessary to ask for an interpreter in advance (arranged with the local Offices of tourism).
  • The tour has received Tourism and Handicap seal ofapproval

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 2017 Prices

Places being limited, it is important to book (book your visit).

  • The guided tour : length 1 hour 15 minutes
    The visit to the historic buildings of Cîteaux, accompanied by a tourist guide, will let you discover monastic life and Cistercian tradition. Making an exception of our usual practice by taking you into the interior of the cloister, this spiritual and cultural journey will lead you across 900 years of history to community living here today.
    > Full price : 7,50 euros / reduced price* : 5,00 euros / group price (at least 20 people) 6,50 euros per person / price for school groups: 3,50 euros
  • The film : length about 22 minutes (shown every 30 minutes)
    The History of the Abbey Yesterday and Today, Monastic life recounted by the monks of Cîteaux (In the Visitors Welcome Center)
    > Full price: 3,00 euros / reduced price*: 1,50 euros / group price (at least 20 people): 2,00 euros per person
  • The tour and the film: length about 2 hours
    > Full price: 8,50 euros / reduced price*: 6,00 euros / group price (at least 20 people) 7,50 euros per person

* reduced price: university students / high school students / unemployed / religious
Free for children under 12 years old accompanied by their parents
Foreign groups: plan for an interpreter (check with local tourism offices)
Schedule

 

Calendar and timetables 2017

• LOW SEASON: from April 27 to July 9 and from September 1 to October 1
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sunday morning plus Wednesday, May 3rd.
Exceptional opening on Mondays May 1st and 8th plus June 5th 2017
You can share with the monks prayer times and Sunday mass at 10h30.
You will also find on site a shop offering books, monastic handicrafts, and the famous Cîteaux cheese. The shop is closed on MondaysWeekdays:
Reception is open from 9h45to 12h30 and from 14h to 18h
Visiting hours: 10h30 | 11h30 | 14h30 | 15h30 | 16h30
Sundays and Ascension:
Reception is open from 12h to 18h
Visiting hours: 12h15 | 13h30 | 14h30 | 15h30 | 16h30
 
• HIGH SEASON: July 11th to August 31st
Closed on Mondays and Sunday mornings.
Exceptional opening on Monday, August 14, 2017
You can share with the monks the prayer times and Sunday mass at 10h30.
You will also find on site a shop offering books, monastic handicrafts, and the famous of Cîteaux cheese. The shop is closed on Mondays Weekdays:
Reception is open from 9h45 to 18h30
Visiting hours: 10h30 | 11h30 | 14h | 15h | 16h | 17h
Sunday and August 15th 2017:
Reception of the tour open from 12h to 18h30
Visiting hours: 12h15 | 13h | 14h | 15h | 15h30 | 16h | 16h30 | 17h
 
ALLSAINTS HOLIDAYS: from October 21st to November 5thOpen every afternoon, except Mondays.
You can share with the monks the prayer times and Sunday mass at 10h30.
You will also find on site a shop offering books, monastic handicrafts, and the famous of Cîteaux cheese. The shop is closed on Mondays.Weekdays:
Reception is open from 14h to 18h
Visiting hours: 14h30 | 15h30 | 16h30
Sunday and All Saints:
Reception is open from 12h to 18h
Visiting hours: 12h15 | 14h30 | 15h30 | 16h30


Booking

As places are limited, it is important to reserve. For 2017, the booking service is open every Thursday from 1 December from 14h to 16h30.

Contact 
Tél : [33] (0)3 80 61 32 58
Fax : [33] (0)3 80 61 32 59
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Reservation : Click here for the form