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Valcroissant Abbey

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Drôme

Valcroissant Abbey - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Drôme

Located in the municipality of Die in the department of Drôme, Valcroissant Abbey is an ancient Cistercian abbey. Built in the 12th century on an unspoilt site, it is nowadays surrounded by particularly peaceful and well-preserved greenery. Its architectural influence is mainly of Southern Romanesque origin. However, the abbey sometimes leans towards the Gothic style, in the structure of its refectory for instance.

Destroyed during the Wars of Religion, it became a farm in the 17th century. Despite the extensive damage suffered, Valcroissant Abbey has never been restored. So this is an authentic edifice that you can see, looking the same as it did nine centuries ago.

That's why, with the sole aim of preserving the site, you can only visit the abbey if accompanied by a guide. They will tell you its story through its various architectural elements. You will be able to admire the refectory, chapterhouse, sacristy and part of the church.

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