Founded in 1111, the abbey is located in a green and peaceful valley. Exceptional in the area, it combines the austere Romanesque in the chapels and the luminous Gothic in the chapter house and the parlour. Fontdouce has been restored for more than 40 years and organizes each year exhibitions, concerts, training courses (songs, calligraphy…) and a lot of various animations. With its exhibitions and workshops on the Middle Ages, activities are organised throughout the season.
For children, several treasure hunts are available:
Game of stones :
Colourful and mischievous, funny spirits, the Naïos, have ventured into the gardens of Fontdouce. It's up to you to find them, take pictures of them and, depending on your result, follow your ranking on Facebook! In search of the Abbey's treasures! (2 different levels: one for 3-4 year olds and one for 5-9 year olds):
This fun trail allows children to linger on the details of each of the Abbey's rooms while following the tour circuit. With the help of a necklace containing 15 laminated photos of the Abbey and its exteriors, the children will have to open their eyes wide to find where the 15 photos were taken. Little Murders at Fontdouce! (between 9 and 13 years old):
In 1305, when the King of France was to meet the future Pope in the greatest secrecy at Fontdouce, a novice was found dead in the gardens... Who could have had it in for this young man who was soon to become a monk? What was the motive for the crime?
It's up to you to discover the culprit among the six suspects thanks to the various riddles and clues found in the rooms of the Abbey. And don't forget "On the trail of the Templars", an outdoor escape game for the more experienced! On reservation, from 3 persons.
Facilities & services
Free car park
Available for private hire
Type of customer
|Home school groups|
|Specially for children|
In the country Close to GR footpath View over the vineyards
From 08/04 to 05/11/2023, daily.
Prices & payment methods
| - Child||from 5 €|
| - Group adults||from 5,50 €|
| - Student||from 5,50 €|
| - Full price||from 7 €|