Abbey of Arthous Museums in Hastingues

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Open

  • 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

Closes at 05:30 pm

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  • Musée de France

Location : In town

Province : Dax / Chalosse / Tursan / Adour

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    • Eight centuries of multiple vocations come together at Arthous Abbey, nestled in an exceptional green setting at the crossroads of the Landes, the Basque Country and Béarn.

      From the Premonstratensian canons driven out by the Revolution, to farmers, archaeologists, scientists and artists, all left traces which made this Historic Monument a “Museum of France”. Alongside the treasures of prehistoric art, the mosaics of ancient Aquitaine and the famous modillions sculpted on the apse of its church, Arthous Abbey offers a scientific and artistic program entering into dialogue with the site, contributing through recent creations and discoveries to the revelation of treasures of the past.

      Open to the public from April to November, Arthous Abbey invites you to look, listen and discover the stories carved in its stone, its legendary bestiary... And its temporary exhibitions inviting curiosity. Pause time to discover Arthous.

      SCHEDULES

      • From April 2 to May 31 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 Monday, May 1, November 1 and 11


      PRICES

      • Full price: €5
      • Reduced price: €3.50
      • Free entry for those under 25 and for everyone on the first Sunday of the month



      AGENDA 2024

      • “Once upon a time Arthous” – Permanent route

      Presented in the former canons' cells, the exhibition tells the story of 800 years of the monument's history.


      • The treasure room " – Permanent tour

      Three horse sculptures dating from Prehistory 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 masterpieces, approximately 17,000 years old, include among them the largest Magdalenian sculpture currently known. Note the fineness of the lines and the remarkable conservation.

      • The room of medieval sculptures " – Permanent tour

      A new room is dedicated to 22 medieval sculptures, recently restored, most of them coming from the western portal of the abbey church, including the two monumental fragments of the tympanum of the Adoration of the Magi .


      • The Pays d’Orthe room – Permanent route

      Territory where the abbey is located, the Pays d'Orthe can be discovered in the form of modules by historical periods and a film, from prehistory to the present day.


      • "Measures & Démesure - Temporary exhibition - from April 2 to November 3, 2024

      Alternating heritage exhibition and artistic exhibition, Arthous Abbey will host in 2024 the works of Lilian BOURGEAT, contemporary artist, whose work, inspired by everyday objects on an oversized scale, questions the relationship between man and object and its environment.

      • Saturday April 6 and Sunday April 7, 2024 – Open days: from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Flash tours of the exhibition


      • Giant games! Tuesdays April 16 and 23 of the Easter holidays


      • Opening Friday May 3 - from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: in the presence of the artist Lilian Bourgeat
        (Reservation recommended: arthous@landes.fr)
      • Unusual visits on Thursday May 9, Saturday May 11 and Sunday May 12 at 3:00 p.m.
        At the end of the artistic residency of the Mastock Company from May 6 to 14: dramatized visits around the site of Arthous Abbey and the works of L. Bourgeat


      • Saturday May 18 “Museum Night 2024” from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

      Nocturnal visit, by the light of torches and candles of the exhibition “Measures & Démesure” by the artist Lilian Bourgeat by the Arthous mediators.

      Free entry - open to all


      • Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16 - European Archeology Days

      From 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

      Throughout the weekend: free tours of the old Arthous abbey, its collections and the temporary exhibition “Measures & Démesure” by contemporary artist Lilian Bourgeat.


      • Sunday June 16 at 3:00 p.m .: Round table around the archaeological collection from the excavations of the Pardies site in Peyrehorade (40300)

      On the occasion of the National Archeology Days, a highlight is proposed around the donation to the Department of an archaeological collection from excavations carried out between 1978 and 1984 on the Pardies site (40300 Peyrehorade). A round table will bring together the personalities who worked on this collection: the owner of the land, the archaeologists who carried out the excavations, the academics (UPPA) who carried out the studies and inventories of the collections.

      Reservations recommended to attend the conferences (free): arthous@landes.fr


      • Friday August 23 and Saturday August 24 at 9:00 p.m.NEW As part of the Nuit des Abbayes en Nouvelle-Aquitaine: unusual nighttime visits by the Mastock Company.

      A quirky and funny artistic proposal that will make you (re)discover the old abbey, inhabited this year by gigantic works.

      Free entry - open to all - (Reservation recommended: arthous@landes.fr)

      • Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September - European Heritage Days

      Free discovery of the site and the “Measures & Démesure” exhibition

      Guided tours by Arthous mediators.

      Free entry - open to all - Reservations recommended for guided tours


      • Friday October 11 - Conferences around the archaeological excavations carried out in the Landes in 2024

      Free entry - open to all - Reservations recommended for conferences

      • Tuesday October 29 and Thursday October 31 of the All Saints' Day holidays

      Family workshop “plastic creation around the works of Lilian Bourgeat” with the association l’Art pour tous, de Peyrehorade

      3€ per person - Reservation required

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Traveller Reviews Abbey of Arthous

4.4 sur 5 298 reviews

  • Anton Ivanov

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Anton Ivanov on 06/06/2021

    Immerse yourself in 12th century architecture...

  • Andy Trumper

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by Andy Trumper on 24/04/2023

    Had a walk around the outside could not get inside as it was closed as it was a bank holiday which was weird

  • Karine Lheritier

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Karine Lheritier on 25/09/2023

    An abbey with a very interesting history, guides who take us through their visits and very well done exhibitions even and especially for children with digital, manual and visual interaction

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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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