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Domaine de Découverte de la Vallée d'Aulps

SAINT-JEAN-D'AULPS

The Aulps Abbey was founded at the end of the 11th century in the heart of the Chablais pre-Alps, at an altitude of 800m. The monks who lived there were encouraged to join the Cistercian Order in 1136. Before long, the abbey became one of the most powerful monasteries in medieval Savoy. The church was largely destroyed in 1823 and until 1998 the grounds were used for farming.
The Aulps Abbey's 3-hectare estate houses the church facade and ruins, the cellars, gardens, porch and above all the renovated monastic farm, which opened in 2007 and houses the Visitors' Discovery Centre. This centre - unique in France - gives a vivid idea of the daily routine of monks living in a mountain abbey in the Middle Ages.
The abbey's gardens are also a focus for visitors, with a flourishing botanical garden (herbularius) and a vegetable patch (hortus).

Dates:
From 01/01 to 31/03 between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st.

From 01/04 to 14/06 between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed on Saturday.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.

From 15/06 to 15/09, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.

From 16/09 to 30/09 between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed on Saturday.

From 01/10 to 31/10 between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.

From 15/12 to 31/12 between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed on Saturday.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.

Prices:
From 15/12 to 31/12/2021
Adult: 7 €
Child : 3.50 €
Group adults: 5.60 €
Group children : 2.80 €.

From 01/01 to 31/03/2022
Adult: 7 €
Child : 3.50 €
Group adults: 5.60 €
Group children : 2.80 €.

From 01/04 to 14/06/2022
Adult: 7 €
Child : 3.50 €
Group adults: 5.60 €
Group children : 2.80 €.

From 15/06 to 15/09/2022
Adult: 7 €
Child : 3.50 €
Group adults: 5.60 €
Group children : 2.80 €.

From 16/09 to 30/09/2022
Adult: 7 €
Child : 3.50 €
Group adults: 5.60 €
Group children : 2.80 €.

From 01/10 to 31/10/2022
Adult: 7 €
Child : 3.50 €
Group adults: 5.60 €
Group children : 2.80 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years.
Child entry valid for 6 - 16 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Suitable for:

  • Children
  • Groupe scolaire (EN)
  • Teenagers
  • Groupe (EN)
  • Students

Adapted tourism:

  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability

Spoken languages:

  • English
  • French

Services:

  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Room hire
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Tourist brochures
  • Booking of general amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Guided tours
Domaine de Découverte de la Vallée d'Aulps

Place in pictures

Address:
961 route de l'Abbaye
74430 SAINT-JEAN-D'AULPS

Phone: 04 50 04 52 63