Cher Department

The Abbey

Welcome to the Cistercian Noirlac Abbey

Located in an unspoiled setting on the banks of the River Cher, Noirlac Abbey bears the traces of nearly nine centuries of a rich and often tormented history. Today, as a perfectly restored monument, it invites visitors to come and discover its architecture of light. Also a Cultural Encounter Centre, it organises a calendar of artistic performances throughout the year.
In Berry, 40 km (25 miles) south of Bourges, the Cistercian Noirlac Abbey (12th century) is one of the best preserved monastic sites in France.

Discover the Abbey

Visits & Activities

Highlights

A whisper in your ear - Family Festival

From Saturday 22 to Wednesday 26 October

Start the All Saints school holidays with family shows, game courses and workshops. A customisable programme full of emotion, fun, learning and creation!

A whisper in your ear - Family Festival

Mornings at the Abbey - October 9th

Sunday, October 9

Coffee reception / Conference >Cistercian resonance in contemporary art / Concert by Méliades, vocal ensemble

Mornings at the Abbey - October 9th

Discover the banks of the River Cher

We invite you to ramble along the banks of the River Cher where you will discover its particularities.

Discover the banks of the River Cher

Bird Migration Tour

26th October and 2nd November

Take a short walk in the bocage farmland and watch these voyagers of the skies in transit in the Berry region.

Bird Migration Tour

The complete programme

Getting Here

How to reach Noirlac Abbey

The abbey is open every day from
1st February to 23rd December

Apr. 1 to Nov. 1, daily from 10 am to 6:30 pm
Feb. 1 to March 31 and Nov. 2 to Dec. 23, daily from 2 to 5 p.m.
Annual closure from 24 December to 31 January

 

Cultural Encounter Centre

18200 Bruère-Allichamps

Information : +33 (0)2 48 62 01 01

Réservation : +33 (0)2 48 96 17 16

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