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 !


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.


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.


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.

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Visites guidées

Visites libres


From 07/11 to 23/12/2022, daily.

From 04/01 to 31/03/2023, daily.

From 03/04 to 30/06/2023, daily.
Closed exceptionally on Easter Monday and May 1st.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2023, daily.

From 01/09 to 04/11/2023, daily.


Adult: 3 to 5 €
Group adults: 4 €.

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

Payment method(s) accepted

Cheque Cash


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


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

Average length of visit : 60 min

Average length of visit for groups : 60 min

Sainte Marie’s abbey-church

1 place de la Liberté

07350 Cruas