Abbey of Arthous Abbeys, Churches, Priories in Hastingues

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Closed

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Wednesday 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Thursday 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Friday 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Saturday 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Sunday 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Opens Sunday at 02:00 pm

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  • Musée de France

Location : In town

Province : Dax / Chalosse / Tursan / Adour

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    • Nestled in an exceptional and green setting at the crossroads of the Landes, the Basque Country and Béarn, the Abbey of Arthous has known many lives and vicissitudes. Founded in the 12th century by Premonstratensian canons who lived there until the Revolution, the Abbey was transformed into a farm before becoming a Historic Monument and Museum of France. The quality of its Romanesque decor, its corbels and capitals of fantastic animals, biblical or profane characters, and its plant motifs are at the origin of the salvage of the Abbey and its remarkable conservation.

      Open to the public from April to November, the Abbey of Arthous invites you to discover the stories carved in its stone, its legendary bestiary, its cells and treasures, and to learn about the general history of the site... Each season, new temporary exhibitions occupy the Sainte-Marie d'Arthous church and invite the visitor to raise their eyes to its beautiful frame with harmonious dimensions.

      A high place of heritage. A parenthesis out of time.

      Arthous Abbey is open:

      • From April 1 to May 30 from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
      • From June 1 to September 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

      • From October 1 to November 15 from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
      • Closed Mondays, May 1, November 1 and 11

      PRICES :

      • Full price: 5€
      • Reduced price: 3.50€
      • Free entry for children under 18 and for every first Sunday of the month

      AGENDA 2023:

      • "Once upon a time Arthous" – permanent exhibition
      Presented in the former cells of the canons, the exhibition recounts 800 years of the monument's history.

      • The "treasure room" – permanent exhibition
      Three horse sculptures dating from prehistoric times discovered a few kilometers from the abbey by archaeologist Robert Arambourou have found their setting in Arthous. Considered the jewels of the departmental collection, these approximately 17,000-year-old masterpieces include the largest Magdalenian sculpture currently known. Note the finesse of the lines and the remarkable preservation.

      • "What's new in the Middle Ages?" Exhibition-event of the City of Science and Industry – from May 2 to October 31, 2023
      The result of a collaboration with the National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research, the Universcience exhibition dusts off received ideas about this great historical period rich in discoveries. Models, games, cards, videos and interactions… Immerse yourself in a unique Middle Ages, have fun while learning, Arthous Abbey opens the doors to your curiosity!

      Opening Saturday May 13 at 6 p.m. at the opening of the Night of the Museums (site open until 10 p.m.) with the intervention of students in the Plastic Arts option of the Lycée de BORDA in Dax who will present their educational project The class The work 2023 around of Adam and Eve.

      Conference-meeting, Sunday May 14 at 3 pm, with Isabelle CATTEDDU, scientific curator of the exhibition "What's new in the Middle Ages?"

      (Reservation recommended for the opening and for the conference: arthous@landes.fr)

      • European Archeology Days – from 16 to 18 June 2023
      Free admission for the curious and apprentice diggers. The Arthous mediators will guide you through the exhibition “What's new in the Middle Ages? »: models, games, costumes… Millennia of stories to tell for your family outing!

      • European Heritage Days – from September 15 to 17, 2023
      Discover your heritage in Arthous. Admission is free throughout the site for the duration of the event. Meet the Arthous mediators who will give the keys to the exhibition "What's new in the Middle Ages?" and treasures of the Abbey before giving way to a special afternoon "What's new in the Middle Ages… in the Landes?" to learn more about our heritage. Anne Berdoy, doctor in medieval history, will lead a conference on “Les Castelnaux du Sud des Landes” on Sunday September 17 at 11 a.m.

      Free admission to the site from September 15 to 17, 2023 and to the conference (reservation recommended for the conference: arthous@landes.fr)

      • Event The abbey under construction - Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October [Free]

      By the association "From the Middle Ages to the present day".

      Over the course of a weekend, specialists will reconstruct the medieval construction site of Arthous: construction machinery, demonstrations of measurement and ancient geometry, rope workshop, installation of wooden scaffolding... Immersion guaranteed, as in the old days builders!

      • Conferences "The Arthous construction site" - Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October at 3 p.m. [Free]

      Reservation recommended to attend the conferences (free) : arthous@landes.fr
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Abbey of Arthous

Address

785 route de l'Abbaye
40300 Hastingues

Contacts

Phone : 05 58 73 03 89

GPS coordinates

43° 31'38.46"N, 1° 7'17.11"W

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