Abbey of Sorde Abbeys, Churches, Priories in Sorde-l'Abbaye

Opening hours

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 Thursday at 02:00 pm

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Useful information

  • Qualité Tourisme
  • Natura 2000
  • Tourisme Durable
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
  • Chemin Saint Jacques de Compostelle
  • Camping Qualité
  • Unesco
  • Monument Historique
  • OT Pays d'Orthe et Arrigans

Location : In the countryside

Province : Landes South coast

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  • English
    • Located in Sorde-l'Abbaye in the heart of an old fortified town, Sorde Abbey is one of the jewels of the Landes heritage which tells more than fifteen centuries of history!

      This abbey, founded in the 10th century by the Benedictines, was built on the remains of a Gallo-Roman villa which has preserved magnificent mosaics typical of the Aquitaine school (4th-6th centuries). The church, with free access, is rich in sculpted decorations and Romanesque mosaics as well as an 18th century marble marquetry high altar.
      The monastic buildings are revealed in free or commented visit. Rebuilt in the 18th century, they now offer the image of monumental ruins that invite you to explore emotionally charged. Under the majestic terrace, the cryptoporticus, an astonishing underground gallery connected to a landing stage, reveals the singularity of this exceptional heritage. The view of the Gave d'Oloron and its wooded meanders fully contributes to the charm of the site.

      This exceptional ensemble is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List under the routes to Santiago de Compostela in France.

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Traveller Reviews Abbey of Sorde

4.4 sur 5 385 reviews

  • Tove Lau

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Tove Lau on 25/07/2018

    went for an evening visit with very low expectations. It was simply magic! brought my 3 year old who loved It too. Caves under the monastry were cool and make sure to visit the place close to the river

  • Patricia Phelan

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Patricia Phelan on 05/06/2018

    Beautiful peaceful surroundings and the Abbaye is splendid. A fascinating scale model of the Abbaye and it's surroundings of how it must have looked is something to go look at. Beautiful stained glass windows too.

  • Geoff Weller

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Geoff Weller on 19/09/2018

    Predominately ruins, but some interesting sections remaining, including the storage rooms asking the river. A few displays also with a look.

Traveller Reviews Abbey of Sorde

4.5 sur 5 52 reviews

  • "More to this place than meets the eye."

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Claire P (United Kingdom) on 15/09/2017

    The very old abbey church olds some secrets. There are wonderful roman mosaics to be seen behind the altar as it was built over a roman villa. The old Roman baths and further mosaics are to be...

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  • "Very beautiful place, but you need to speak french."

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Robolasse (Horsens, Denmark) on 26/07/2017

    The place is really beautiful, and it's best to go on the guided tour which takes you down below to the tunnels. The problem is the lack of English by the guide (which seemed very competent) and the...

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  • "beautiful site but little to see unless you go on the guided tour which i suspect is much better"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by Claire C (Sydney, Australia) on 06/06/2016

    we did not go on the guided tour because we would have had to wait nearly 1 hour for it to start so we decided to visit the site on our won. little left to see and the modern exhibition inside the...

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GR 655 De Sorde à Arancou
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Parcours découverte à Sorde-l'Abbaye
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Abbey of Sorde

Address

232 place de l'Église
40300 Sorde-l'Abbaye

Contacts

Phone : 05 58 73 09 62

GPS coordinates

43° 31'44.37"N, 1° 3'16.58"W

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