Post deconfinement opening

The Abbey has once again opened its doors and looks forward to your visit.

Please comply with the safety instructions to ensure your visit is a pleasant one.

Reception & Ticket Area

  • Before entering the reception area, please use the antiseptic hand gel at your disposal
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory in the reception area for ages 11 and older
  • 2 people maximum in the reception area
  • The number of visitors in the Abbey is limited to 20 people at the same time

Guided Tours

  • Every day at 11 am (except Sundays and public holidays), 3 pm, 4 pm et 5 pm (Group of 9 people maximum)
  • Booking required. Call +33 (0)5 58 73 09 62
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour begins
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory for ages 11 and older
  • Length: 45 minutes + possible tour of the temporary exhibit
  • Opt for contactless payment by credit card

Self-guided Tours

  • Everyday from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (except Sundays and public holidays) and from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
  • Follow the directional arrows
  • No access to the cryptoportico but there is a video
  • Length: 1 hour maximum with the exhibit
  • Opt for contactless payment by credit card
  • Bring your own pencil to play Brother John’s games

To prolong your visit

  • Rallye Terre é O: please bring your own pencil
  • Self-guided tour of the church while complying with COVID safety measures
  • Explore the village

These terms and conditions will be readjusted in accordance with French government directives.

OPENING TIMES

The Sorde Abbey is open March to November.

Last entry on site is 30 minutes before closing time. If the number of visitors is less than 5 people, you may be given the option of a self-guided tour.

March and November (closed on public holidays)

Self-guided tour of the Abbey
Monday to Friday from 2 pm – 5:30 pm

Guided tour (advance booking recommended)
Monday to Friday at 2:30 pm and 4 pm

April

Self-guided tour of the Abbey
Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and 2 pm – 5:30 pm
Sunday 2 pm – 5:30 pm

Guided tour (advance booking recommended)
Tuesday to Sunday at 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm

Closed April 13th

May, June (until July 5th)

Self-guided tour of the Abbey
Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and 2 pm – 5:30 pm
Sunday and public holidays 2 pm – 5:30 pm

Guided tour (advance booking recommended)
Tuesday to Sunday at 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm

Closed May 1st and June 1st

July (from the 6th), August

Self-guided tour of the Abbey
Monday to Saturday from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sunday and public holidays 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Guided tour (advance booking recommended)
Every day at 11 am, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm
Sunday and public holidays at 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm

Closed August 31st

September

Self-guided tour of the Abbey
Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and 2 pm – 5:30 pm
Sunday 2 pm – 5:30 pm

Guided tour (advance booking recommended)
Tuesday to Sunday at 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm

October

Self-guided tour of the Abbey
Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and 2 pm – 5:30 pm
Sunday 2 pm – 5:30 pm

Guided tour (advance booking recommended)
Tuesday to Sunday at 2:30 pm and 4 pm

Advance booking required for groups.

Prices

  • Full price : 4€
  • Reduced price : 2€
  • Free -18 years and pilgrins

Payment methods: Cash, credit card and check

Avec le Pass Patrimoine 2020, le 1er site visité = 3 sites à tarif réduit :

  • PréhistoSite de Brassempouy
  • Abbaye d'Arthous
  • Château de Gramont

Practical advice

  • Due to weather conditions (heavy rains and thunderstorms), the visit may be interrupted and access to the site temporarily closed. 

  • This site is being restored.The paths as well as the differences in level do not currently allow accessibility to people with reduced mobility. Arrangements and installations are under study. For your comfort equip yourself with appropriate shoes (rather flat and closed).

  • Animals are not allowed on the site.

Thank you for your understanding.