The Cistercian Abbey of Flaran

Planning a stay in the Gers? Then make sure you allow time for a visit to Flaran Abbey.

Founded in 1151 in Valence-sur-Baïse, Flaran Abbey or, to give it its full name, the “Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Flaran”, is not only a listed historical monument but also one of the best-preserved abbeys in South-West France. Remodelled until the 18th century, this Cistercian ensemble from the 12th century is set in an unspoilt natural environment on the banks of the River Baïse.

 

Since the year 2000, the abbey, a departmental heritage centre, is home to the Heritage and Museums Conservation Service for the Gers which has in turn become an essential reference point in the world of heritage and culture. In 2004, the site made the decision to offer a permanent home to an exceptional collection of works by renowned artists, representative of European art from the 16th to 21st centuries.

 

Flaran Abbey, 32310 Valence-sur-Baïse.

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