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


Spanish Refugees at Noirlac Visit (FR)

Sun Oct 1

A visit which retraces the history of the Spanish refugees who stayed in Noirlac in 1939

Spanish Refugees at Noirlac Visit (FR)

Mornings at the Abbey - October 8th

Sun Oct 8th

Coffee reception / Conference by Florent Coste, historian / Concert by Vincent Lhermet, accordion

Mornings at the Abbey - October 8th

Whispers in your ear - Family Festival

From Sat Oct 21st to Wed Oct 25th

Enjoy the beginning of the Autumn/All Saints holidays with shows, visits and workshops with all the family. An a la carte programme full of emotion, enthusiasm, learning and ...

Whispers in your ear - Family Festival

Conversation with Clara Breteau

Saturday 14th October

Conversation with Clara Breteau, moderated by Georges Buisson, about the essay "Les vies autonomes, une enquête poétique" (Autonomous lives, a poetic investigation)

Conversation with Clara Breteau

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

How to reach Noirlac Abbey

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How to reach Noirlac Abbey


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