The Abbey-Church Sainte-Marie de Cruas Unveiled for 50 years!

From Roman times to the present day, stones continue to write history. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the rediscovery of its jewel, the Sainte-Marie de Cruas Abbey Church is hosting the exhibition “Pierres Voyageuses” created by Muséal, a departmental archaeological site. From April 4th to November 5th, the photographic exhibition invites travelers to unearth, in a unique setting, all the secret treasures that hide around a bend in a street or at a crossroads. From a house wall to the cobblestones of a village, the Ardèche stones all have a secret past that we invite you to discover at the Sainte-Marie de Cruas Abbey.

Je découvre !

MAJESTIC

Let’s head into the abbey-church to explore one of Ardèche’s gems of Romanesque art brought to light again just a few decades ago.

ÉNIGMATIC

The further visitors penetrate into the church, the more they are astounded by its beauty and potent energy. They are both astonished and fascinated by the very rare monastic tribune and the quality of its carvings.

UNIQUE IN ARDECHE

The 11th-century crypt houses a man at prayer and several other sober sculptures. Take note … a treasure trove lies concealed within this incredibly enchanting edifice.

Ouvertures

From 02/01 to 30/03/2024
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.

From 02/04 to 29/06/2024
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2024
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. On Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 02/09 to 02/11/2024
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.

From 04/11 to 20/12/2024
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.

Tarifs

Adult: 3 to 5 €
Group adults: 4 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, the students, disabled people.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Moyen(s) de paiement accepté(s)

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Equipements

  • Parking nearby
  • Coach parking
  • Car park
  • Public WC
  • Defibrillator

Services

  • Guided individual tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Coach access
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Guided tours

Durée moyenne de visite : 60 min

Durée moyenne de visite pour les groupes : 60 min

Sainte Marie’s abbey-church

1 place de la Liberté

07350 Cruas

A DAY IN CRUAS…