You are welcome!
In the tradition of Benedictine hospitality, we eagerly welcome “seekers of God” whatever their religious convictions.
Men and women, interested in an encounter with a great monastic tradition. This could be people in quest of a place for a spiritual search, for silence, for peace, or even people who are at a turning point in their lives and who feel the need to live this out in silence, or else young people who are searching for meaning in their lives.
All guests will be received as Christ.
You can make a retreat here...
A retreat for whom?
We welcome individuals as well as couples or groups. However, we cannot offer food and shelter for tourists, for overnight guests or for pilgrims seeking a stop-off point: we are neither a hotel nor a restaurant, and an overly brief stay would harm the peaceful climate of the guest house (it is easy to find other lodging near the abbey).
The guest house numbers 40 rooms and can accommodate up to 50 people, but we usually do not have more than 30 guests.
Groups of young people with group leaders, capable of their own house-keeping, can be housed with a certain autonomy in an annex house (30 beds in a dormitory).
How to make a retreat?
The length of stay is from 2 to 7 days, with the possibility of coming 2 times each year.
The cost for the monks comes to 41 € per day per guest. Each may pay according to ability, either more or less. For students and unemployed, 25 € seems to be a reasonable price. If you have difficulties, it is good to talk to the brother guest-master. Our guesthouse, entirely renovated in 2006, is comfortable and silent. Various places are wheelchair accessible. Since this work brought about some significant costs, we count on the generosity of our guests to help us. If you are able to, please bring sheets and towels (if not, include an additional cost of 4 €).
In order to respect our guests in their search, we ask that each person:
- respect the silence, especially in common areas of the guest house;
- to give oneself to a certain communal lifestyle: we ask our guests to be present at some offices (a minimum of 2 a day), to be present and punctual for meals, and to help out with daily chores (setting the table and washing dishes).
In the course of their stay, guests have access to a small library and a prayer room specifically for the guest house. A section of the grounds is accessible to guests. If you want to speak with a brother, make your request beforehand with the brother guest master.
Retreats are not guided.
Terms and conditions
To contact the brother guest master :
Guest house telephone :  (0) 3 80 61 35 34
from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 17:30