Abbaye De L'epau

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Route de Change, 72530 Yvre-l'Eveque, France, Le Mans
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-0243842229
  • Ticket Price: 6 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids

As you enter the city of Le Mans, France, you will be greeted by a glorious abbey. Abbaye Royale de L'Epau that stands tall at the gates of the city, dates back to 1229. Originally a Cistercian abbey, it was established by Queen Bérangère. Today, it is of great historical importance as it has lived through both the wars, and served royalty prior to that. The tale of the exiled queen finding solace in this abbey still inspires people, and tourists make it a point to visit it to know more about her, her rule and her life. It is said that she built this abbey for her own protection and security, and eventually, towards the end, she wished that she be buried right at the heart of this building. Till date, the exact place of burial is not known, but beautiful sculptures dedicated to her decorate the corridors of this abbey. The dormitory and chapter room are two places which showcase impeccable architectural design. Decorative pieces adorn the entire building, like, arcatures, the refectory door, parlors, wrought iron stairs, rosette and frescoes. The murals tell stories in the most peaceful manner, and as you walk through the abbey, the various photos add information to the picture. For history lovers and artists, this masterpiece is definitely worth a visit.


  • Above mentioned ticket price is for adults.
  • Adults (guided tour): 7.5 Euros
  • Children (under 10 years): Free
  • Family package: From 13 Euros
  • Free: child under 10, PMR guide

Adult group rate (15 people onwards)

  • Entry fee: 4.5 Euros per person
  • Guided tour: 6.5 Euros per person
  • Reductions available

  • Timings are subject to change.

  • Trams T to stop- Espal - Arche de la Nature

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  • Abbaye De L'epau Address: Route de Change, 72530 Yvre-l'Eveque, France, Le Mans
  • Abbaye De L'epau Contact Number: +33-0243842229
  • Abbaye De L'epau Timing: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Abbaye De L'epau Price: 6 EUR
  • Best time to visit Abbaye De L'epau(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Abbaye De L'epau: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Le Mans include Abbaye De L'epau in their plan

  • 52.24% of people start their Abbaye De L'epau visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Abbaye De L'epau

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Abbaye De L'epau

People normally club together Papea Parc (yvre-l'eveque) and Papea Parc while planning their visit to Abbaye De L'epau.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • It has a huge garden. A must see in autumn.

  • J'ai eu la chance de visiter un jour où il y avait peu de monde et c'est vraiment appréciable. Les expos photos disséminées dans l'abbaye relève encore plus l'attrait de la visite s'il en était besoin.

  • Très beau lieu. Belles illuminations à la tombée de la nuit pour Noël. Expo bd Black et mortimer.

  • Lieu magique à visiter absolument quand on vient en Sarthe abbaye royale cistercienne entièrement restaurée centre culturel très apprécié site remarquable parc magnifique jardin monastique en cours de réalisation en permaculture on ne se lasse pas d'y retourner

  • Lieu réservant quelques surprises au cours de la visite (les quelques peintures préservées). Superbe monument, audio guide bien fait, cadre très agréable et calme

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