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    Abbey of Saint-Michel-en-Thiérache

    Protecting the archangel to the sound of the organ.

    At the closing stages of the 7th Century, Ursmer, the Bishop of Hainaut et Thiérache selected this location as his retirement place and built a chapel in the midst of the forest which immediately attracted pilgrims. In 945, the buildings, now restored and transformed into a monastery, were handed over to Kaddroe, a Scottish evangelist, a royal descendent. Under his charge, the Saint-Michel-en-Thiérache Abbey became Benedictine.

    The Saint-Michel-en-Thiérache Abbey is one of the last remaining monasteries of the High Middle Ages and hosts a remarkable Jean Boizard organ
    The outbuildings of theAbbey house a museum depicting rural and woodland life. The wealthy collections highlight the economic activities which have shaped the Thiérache region: logging, cattle rearing and basketry.

    Additional informations

    Not accessible using public transport.

    Schedules and prices

    Admission prices :
        From 13 to 18 years : 1.25 €
        Up to 13 years : Free
        Full price : 2.05 €


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