Practical information

Plan your visit

Opening times
Ticket prices
Map & access
Practical information

Opening times

Opens Saturday 1st April 2017

  • April, May, September
    10.00 – 12.30 and 14.00 – 18.00
  • June, July, August
    10.00 – 19.00 every day
  • October until 11th November
    10.00 – 12.30 and 14.00 – 18.00 (closed Mondays)

Ticket prices

  • Adult : 10 euros
  • Adult groups : 8 euros per person (min. 15 people)
  • Child : 6 euros (6-16 years)

The Pass

The pass is available!
Enjoy the opportunity to come back without stopping as you see fit (or not) with family and friends.

Price: 15 euros.
Valid for one person during the current season.

Practical information

  • Self-guided visit
  • Guided tours available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons (on reservation)
  • Group tours and school tours (on reservation)
  • Allow approximately two hours on site for a complete tour, guided or self-guided
  • A small paper guide will be provided with your ticket 

A visit for all the family unlike any other!

Learn while having funplay our fantastical treasure hunt throughout the abbey.

Children can dress up as little monks, putting on the magical habit which takes them back in time to find the mysterious and terrifying book that has lain hidden in the abbey for nearly 800 years.

Activities in the old wine store

Stone cutting and calligraphy under the careful eye of Patrice the gardener.


Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the park, and prolong your visit.

Abbey Shop

  • Explore the products in our shop
  • Buy what you need for your picnic

Snack time – simple, good and organic

  • Try our hot chocolate, coffee, tea, or apple juice with a sandwich or a delicious homemade cake.

Location and map

The Royal Abbaye Royale de la Réau is situated between Poitiers and Confolens.

  • 48 km south of Poitiers
  • 80 km from Limoges
  • 85 km from Angoulême

Download a PDF access map.


  • GPS coordinates
    Latitude: 46,2032 – Longitude: 0,5432
  • Address
    Abbaye Royale de la Réau
    86350. Saint Martin L’Ars
    Tel: +33 (0)5 49 87 93 08
  • Emil address


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Opening times
Ticket prices
Map & access
Practical information