The Cistercian abbey of Alba Ripa, founded in 1135 by 12 monks from Clairvaux abbey, has witnessed great moments in French history. Its destiny has crossed paths with great people of their time.Resulting from the great monastic movement of the 12th century, the presence of St Bernard is to be found within the abbey's walls. It has an architectural form typical of the Bernardine layout: a church with a flat-walled chevet facing the east, an east wing for the choir-monks, a west wing for the lay-brothers and a communal north wing....
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From June 10 to September 30, open on Tuesdays from 14pm to 18:30pm and from Wednesday to Sunday, open house from 10am to 12:30 and 14pm to 18:30pm.
In May and October: Open Sunday from 14pm to 18pm
November to May: by appointment.
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