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Former Abbey Landévennec

Fifteen centuries of Breton history

The ruins of the abbey stand on the banks of the river Aulne, in a magnificent setting. The abbey was founded by St Guénolé at the end of the 5th Century. It was burnt down by the Vikings in 913. Many times rebuilt, the abbey disappears after the French revolution before its rebirth in 1950 near its original site.

360° visit


The museum of History and Archaeology

The museum displays artefacts discovered during archaeological excavations. It traces the eventful past of this abbey steeped in Briton History for more than 15 centuries. Scale models represent the different construction phases from the 6th to the 17th century.


The medieval physic garden

The medieval physic garden is inspired by archaeological discoveries and by mediaeval texts. It is modelled on a monastic garden from c. 900 AD. The virtues of these forgotten plants are drawing attention once again nowadays in cuisine and in “Granny’s” herbal teas.



Opening hours and fees


Summer period

April: Every day from 10:30 am to 6 pm. Closed on Saturday and May 1st.

May: Every day from 10:30 am to 6 pm. Closed on May 1st.

June - September: Every day from 10:30 am to 7 pm. 

Off season

March: Every day from 2 pm to 5 pm. Closed on Saturday.

1st October – 20th  October 2017 : Every day from 2 pm to 5 pm. Closed on Saturday.

21st October - 5th November 2017 : Every day from 10.30 am to 6 pm.

Last admission: 30 min before closing time.

Groups of more than 10 persons are admitted throughout the year on appointment.

Admission fees

(archaeological site, museum and special exhibitions)

Individuals: 6 €

Concessions: 3 € (8-15 years old, disabled visitors), 4 € (16-25 years old, job seekers, groups of more than 10), 5 € (holders of Finistere's "Cultural Passport")

Schools and summer camps: 2,50 €

Free admission : children under 8, person accompanying a disabled visitor, holders of a valid ICOM/ICOMOS card.

Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): 16 €

Annual membership : 15 €

Ancienne abbaye de Landévennec
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GPS : 48° 17' 28.946" N     4° 16' 2.815" W