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From October 31st to March 1st: opening only by appointment

Phone: 02 32 49 54 34

Fly fishing in the Abbey ponds on reservation
From October 31st to March 1st: opening only by appointment
Fly fishing in the Abbey ponds on reservation
From October 31st to March 1st: opening only by appointment
From October 31st to March 1st: opening only by appointment
Fly fishing in the Abbey ponds on reservation

Ticketing

Book your tickets from now to see the shows of 2018 !

Bookings

Bookings

October timetable

From October 1st, the Abbey opens its doors on weekends from 1.30pm to 6pm.

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Ghost Nights were a hit on the first night!

To attend one of the five performances of the 13th Ghost Nights, don't delay to reserve your seats: the first evening was a huge success!

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October timetable

Ghost Nights are bowing this season and we thank you for being so many to come and watch.

From the 1st of October, Mortemer Abbey welcomes you on Saturdays and Sundays from 1.30pm to 6pm. Come discover the places in the colors of autumn!


Ghost Nights were a hit on the first night!

Ghost Nights are still as popular after 13 years: the first of five Ghost Nights 2019, held this Saturday, was a huge success!

Every year, the Mortemer Abbey offers you the opportunity to meet the famous ghosts who haunt the site during a unique and exceptional performance. Animations, suspense, humour and thrills await the new visitors as the regulars of the places.

It is also the occasion to discover our magnificent Abbey founded in the 12th century and its superb reflections in the large ponds with the help of beautiful plays of light.

Don't hesitate to reserve your tickets quickly for the performances every Saturday evening in September : there won't be any more soon !


September timetable

From September, the park of the Abbey will be open to visitors from Thursday to Sunday, from 11am to 6pm.

Guided tours of museums will be on weekends from 1:30pm to 6pm.

Do not forget to register early enough for the new 2018 Ghost Nights, which take place every Saturday night in September (limited seats!): Book online.


Ghostbusters Night: remember to reserve your tickets!

Every year, the Ghost Nights, the flagship event of the Abbaye de Mortemer, are sold out! Again this year, we recorded a record number of bookings.

The 13th edition of Ghost Nights will take place every Saturday evening in September starting at 9pm

Discover now the program of this great time at the Abbey of Mortemer and do not delay to reserve your places for Saturdays 1st, 8, 15, 22 and 29 September ! Go to our booking page!


Mortemer Abbey is all over the news!

Newspapers, radio and websites did not fail to mention the new 2018 cultural season of the Abbaye de Mortemer, which celebrates this year the 20th anniversary of the Medieval Festivals.

Articles about Mortemer Abbey:

To celebrate their two decades of existence, the Abbey's Medieval Festivals will always welcome more fascinating animations, activities and troupes to discover, and you can still book your places online.


The Great Medieval Festivals are approaching!

For two days, the Abbaye de Mortemer invites you to dive into medieval times. Between tradition and novelty, festivities and animations will take place all day in the magnificent setting of the Abbaye de Mortemer. Pretty novelties await you for this 20th edition!

Discover the detailed program of these two days full of activities and entertainment for the whole family! 

And don't hesitate to book your tickets online to make sure you don't miss the event!


Mathilde theEmpress : 2018 Season

In July, the show Mathilde l'Emperesse will be played during 2 weekends:

  • Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July at 4 pm
  • Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July at 4 pm

From 11am, find our animations which will plunge you into the XIIth century!

Reserve your seats >>HERE

Rates :

  • 13 euros for adults
  • 9 euros for children from 6 to 16 years old.
  • Free for children under 6.

Bubble Contest Sunday April 1st

Sunday April 1st, on the occasion of Easter, the Abbey of Mortemer welcomes you for an animation for the least unheard of: a soap bubble contest for children!

Come encourage your children for a good mood competition! Here is the program of the day:

  • At 3.30 pm : Competition for 4-6 year olds
  • At 3.45 pm : Competition for 7-10 year olds
  • At 4 pm : Competition for 11-16 year olds

You must bring your own equipment. We will provide a tube of soap free of charge to the first 40 children.
 For those who arrive in the morning (from 11am), a small booklet of games around the Middle Ages will be distributed to your children. 
And of course chocolates will be at stake!

Prices: 6€ for adults and 4€ for children


The Mortemer Abbey welcomes you on Saturday, February 3rd

In February, the doors of the Abbey reopen every weekend to let you discover its mysteries and secrets!

And in February, month of Valentine's Day, single people are in the spotlight! Every afternoon at 4 p.m., a unique and exclusive visit will be reserved for them, accompanied by a guide who will reveal the secrets of the Abbey, and in particular those of the fountain of the singles...

Sainte Catherine Fountain - Mortemer Abbey

Within its walls, Mortemer is home to a very old 12th century stone sink, the Sainte-Catherine Fountain, from which a crystal clear water with magical properties springs... Traditionally, singles from all over France came to throw a coin, hoping to meet the loved one during the year.

During the month of February, the Abbey is of course open to everyone without reservation, and allows you to discover its superb ruins and ponds in unique conditions.

To prepare your visit well, discover one of the traditional prayers addressed to Sainte-Catherine:

Catherine dear patroness
we're on your knees.
Oh you, who are so good
have mercy on us.

Yes we dare to say it
we want to get married
and it's really not funny.
that we come to pray.

We want love
experience deep joy
and take our turn
our place in the world

Practical information

Opening dates: Every weekend in February, Saturdays and Sundays 3 & 4,10 & 11,17 & 18, and 24 & 25 February.

Opening hours: from 13h30 to 18h.


Exceptional opening in January with reduced price!

Mortemer Abbey will exceptionally welcome you on the weekends of 6 & 7 January and 20 & 21 January, from 2 PM to 5.30 PM.

Each visitor will receive a discount of € 2 per person! The opportunity to experience an original discovery of the park, the dovecote, the path of the Dukes and museums in a winter atmosphere!

Looking forward to welcoming you, we wish you a happy new year.


December hours

 

The Abbey of Mortemer will close its doors on November 27th: we invite you to continue with us via social networks, until the news on the next season!


New schedules

From 1st September, the Abbey of Mortemer will be open daily from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Guided tours will take place from 2:15 pm to 5:15.

Do not forget: until September 23 will be held every Saturday the new edition of the Ghosts Nights. A show that is played every year sold out: so make sure to book your tickets now via our online ticketing service!


Ghosts Nights - Season 12

Unique cultural event in France, the Nights of the Ghosts of the Mortemer Abbey allow you to discover the Abbey and its famous ghosts, who have been living there for several centuries!

Many visitors of the Abbey are attracted by the incomparable and mysterious atmosphere of this famous place of Normandy, where strange and unexplained phenomena take place.

Mortemer proposes to discover this mystical place in an original and unpublished way: by night, in the company of a guide knowing the place perfectly. Using a simple flashlight, take a walk on the dark and intriguing paths that surround the Abbey and wind through the ponds to witness different scenes that await you during your journey.

Nights of Ghosts - Mortemer Abbey

If the haunted character of the Abbey is no doubt, the Nights of the Ghosts have above all a vocation to make the public discover this magic place in a new way, while presenting in a humorous way those characters whom you can find in many legends for centuries.

For this 12th anniversary of the Nights of Ghosts, Mortemer offers you a new and unprecedented creation for all audiences. Do not hesitate: 5 exceptional evenings await you in Mortemer, taking place in a mysterious atmosphere that will delight fans of thrills and sensations, and maybe you will have the chance to get in touch with one of the many ghosts who haunt the Abbey!

Useful information

12th edition of the Nuits des Fantômes, at the Mortemer Abbey.

  • On Saturday, August 26, and on September 2, 9, 16 and 23, starting at 9 pm.
  • Booking online is advised.
  • Don't forget to bring a flashlight !
  • More information: 02 32 49 54 34 or by email: mortemer@orange.fr

Ghosts & shows: the press talks about it

The press talks about us ! The regional newspapers Paris Normandie & Tendance Ouest, alongside the travel magazine GEO, have recently published articles devoted to the legends and shows of the Abbey of Mortemer.

Click on the links below to discover the articles :

NB: Don't forget to book your tickets online for the last performances of our show about Empress Matilda, which will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of July at 4pm !

>>> Book online


To discover in August: Big medieval festivals!

The Mortemer Royal Abbey (Lisors), a 12th-century Cistercian abbey listed as a historical monument, presents its new Medieval Festivals:

Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th of August

Festivities devoted to the glory of Empress Matilda and animations will take place all day (from 11am to 7pm).

This year, you will have the opportunity to meet the troop Les Galops de l'Histoire, through interactive animations, such as tournaments of knights, initiations to fencing for children, a knighting ceremony, jousts and tournaments on ponies for children.

You will also be able to discover for the first time at the Mortemer Abbey a troop of fighters on foot: Les Ecuyers de l'Histoire, which will allow you to immerse yourself thanks to their military training camp.

The Chevaliers of the County of Boulogne will also be present with their camp.

You will also find new medieval dances and unpublished fables played and told by Vytas Kraujelis and his band.

Dive into the Middle Ages thanks to the presence of artisans and a medieval market.

Restaurant on site:

  • Medieval rotisserie Rotisloc (roasted little pigs...)
  • La Crêpe d'Antan (Crepes on a wood fire)

Prices:

  • 13€ for adults
  • 9€ for children from 6 to 16
  • Free for children under 6

For more information: 02 32 49 54 34 / mortemer@orange.fr

>>> Discover the complete program
>>> Book online


Don’t miss our new Show : Empress Matilda !

Medieval Normandy : 850th anniversary of Empress Matilda’s death

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of July
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of July

Free exceptional representation on Saturday 29th of July, in front of the Cathedral of Rouen at 4pm

The Mortemer Abbey (Lisors), Cistercian abbey from the 12th century, listed as Historical Monument, is proud to present its new 2017 show, dedicated to Empress Matilda, a benefactress in Normandy and in Rouen.

This year, to honor the 850th anniversary of Empress Matilda’death, you’re invited to discover a new show about this great lady of our history. She was the granddaughter of William the Conqueror, the daughter of Henry I Beauclerc (also known as Henry I of England), founder of the Mortemer Abbey, the mother of Henri II Plantagenêt (Henry II of England), Duke of Normandy and King of England, and the grandmother of Richard Coeur de Lion, or Richard the Lionheart. Empress Matilda has thus a great importance in the history of the English Crown: she wasn’t just a daughter, a wife or a mother of a king, she was also a woman struggling in a world of men to assert her rights on the Throne of England.

This new show (90 minutes approximately) will be performed by the group Vytas Kraujelis (also stage director of the show).

During the two weekends:

  • In the morning, animation on the role of women during the Middle Ages, in the Chemin des Ducs.
  • Medieval Dances in the early afternoon.
  • Guided tours and circuit around the ponds, inside a rustic train (all day, from 11am to 7pm).

Prices:

  • 13€ for adults
  • 9€ for children from 6 to 16
  • Free for children under 6

For more information: 02 32 49 54 34 / mortemer@orange.fr

>>> Discover the complete program
>>> Book online


Detailed program is online


Open every day from April 1st

From April 1st, the park and the museums of the Mortemer Abbey will be open from Monday to Sunday, from 1.30 pm to 6 pm.

For summer shows, book your tickets now on our online ticketing service!


Novelty at the Mortemer Abbey

Our association is pleased to announce the opening of a fishing course exclusively to the fly, in the bodies of water of the Abbey.

An inauguration will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March, from 8.30am to 1pm, upon reservation.

For this opening weekend, the number of places is limited: book by email (mortemer@orange.fr) or by phone (02.32.49.54.37)!

Learn More


Discover the schedule of cultural season 2017 !

Discover the schedule of cultural season 2017 !

It will start on 15 July with the events days of the 850th anniversary of the death of Mathilde l'Emperesse.

Read the program

Online bookings will soon be available.


Reopening on January.

The Mortemer Abbey will reopen on January 7! We will welcome you each weekends from 1.30 to 6 pm.

Until then, we wish you wonderful Christmas holidays!

See you soon.


Ghosts Nights - Season 11

During all summer, the Mortemer Abbey offers cultural shows linked with the historical  and literary heritage of Normandy.

For 11 years, on each season's end, we welcome the public for "the Ghosts Night".

Each year, and from the beginning of this show, new scenes relating life after death are presented.

In order not to betray this tradition, the Ghosts Night 11th edition will present you best extracts from previous creations and new scenes of ghosts' life. 

Informations :

  • Starting group every 20 minutes from 9pm
  • Journey time: 1:40
  • Remember to bring flashlights

Dates :

  • All saturdays from 20 August to 17 September : Saturday, August 20 – Saturday, August 27 – Saturday, September 3 – Saturday, September 10, – Saturday, September 17

Prices :

  • 13 euros for adults
  • 9 euros for children 6-16 years
  • Free for accompanied children under the age of 6

Remember to book online


Medieval Festival on 13, 14 & 15 august

Saturday 13, Sunday 14, Monday 15 August, from 11 am to 7 pm

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August: Mevieval diner at 7pm / Nocturnal at 8pm

Program of the days: 

Medieval market: books, jewels, swords, shields, medieval clothes, badges, mare milk soap,... but also food such as candied fruits, olives, honey, cakes, old-style crepes...

Permanent activities:

  • Exhibition of old muppets created for the show "Mathild the Empress-the war for the England crown"
  • Archery: fencing initiation for children
  • Combats shows all day - medieval encampements of Vikings and Knights
  • Free loan of costumes for children
  • Discover of the Duke Path

Shows: by "au Temps des abbayes" company, directed by Vytas Kraujelis

Encampements:with honour guest "The warriors of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania", but also "Fratres & Milites". 

Nocturnal's program:

  • The Dream Bird
  • Dances & medieval fables

Information:

Prices :

  • Medieval festival from 11am to 7pm: adults: 13€/children from 6 to 16 : 9€
  • Nocturnal: Adult: 13€ / Children from 6 to 16: 9€
  • Price for day + nocturnal (diner not included): adult: 20€/ children: 15€
  • Free for children under 6 with their parents
  • Diner: bookings at +33344455147

 


Medieval Normandy Days

The Mortemer Abbey is happy to present you :

Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Saturday 23, Sunday 24 July and Saturday 6 August. 
From 11 AM to 7 PM on Saturdays, and 11 AM to 6 PM on Sundays.

Medieval Normandy Days

Celebrating the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, an event which has received the "Medieval Normandy" label.

Program: "The sword, the crown and the parchment"

The Sword: 

At 11.30 am: Animation of the Duke's Path

A path with 15 sculptures representing the Dukes-Kings from 911 to 1204 (13 dukes and 2 duchess). A text will give historical facts and extracts from the medieval anglo-norman literature.

The Crown: 

At 12 am: Medieval clothing with the public participation

At 2 pm: The Power Pyradmid

The parchment: 

At 3.30 pm : The Dream Bird, from Yonec's "lay"

At 5 pm : Fables and medieval dances or the manners in the XIIth century

 

Information

Hours: 11.30 AM, 12 AM, 2 PM, 3.30 PM, 5 PM

Prices: 

Adults: 13 €
Children: 8€
Under 6 years old: free

Little train is included in the prices.

Bookings on mortemer@orange.fr or by clicking here.


New Mortemer Abbey opening hours

From 1 May to 31 August, the Mortemer Abbey will open daily from 11am to 6:30pm.

Don't forget to book your tickets for events and shows of season 2016.


April opening hours

The Mortemer Abbey will open all days, starting to April 1 :

  • From 1.30pm to 6pm from Monday to Friday
  • From 10.30am to 6pm on weekends

Don't forget to book your tickets for events and shows of season 2016.

See you soon.


2016 bookings are open!

From July 16 to September 17 2016, the Mortemer Abbey greets you for celebrations and shows filled with surprises and emotions!

Medieval Normandy Day

From July 16 to August 6, the Mortemer Abbey invites you to discover many aspects of Medieval Normandy, Anglo-Norman State, and poetic writing. 

Five engaging days spread on 3 weekends, during which you may visit artistic exhibitions and slip in the suit of a woman or a lord from the 12th century.

  • The sword: Animation of the Duke path with William the Conqueror as main character.
  • The crown: Animation showing the administrative system in Anglo-Normand State.
  • The parchment: Fables’ program, “The Dream Bird” show according to Marie de France’s writings.

Medieval Festival

The new cultural season will go on on 13, 14, and 15 august with celebrations consecrated to The Duchy of Normandy, his victorious past, his combatant customs, his parade costumes and to everyday entertainments:

  • Shows with old writings
  • Exhibition of costumes "From William to Jean"
  • Dances, market, equestrian games, military camps, craftsperson, exhibitions, food on site...

These animations will be concluded on 13 and 14 August, with a banquet followed by a nocturnal show "The Dream Bird", according Marie de France's lays.

Ghosts Nights

You were waiting impatiently for them: The Abbey's Ghosts will come back to haunt you for edition 11th, on Saturdays, from August 20 to September 17.

By beginning this second decade, the new one, edition 11th will present best extracts of old creations and will offer you new scenes of ghosts’ life.

These nocturnal-courses will take you all around the ponds in company with a guide. You may bump into apparitions, wandering spirit who will try to draw your attention...

New: Book your tickets online here and pay in advance with Paypal!

Do not wait too long: Tickets are limited! Moreover, until June 30, you got a 3 euros discount per capita!

Click here to book your tickets!

Looking forward to seeing you!


Opening of 2016 cultural season!

Do not miss the opening of 2016 cultural season of the Mortemer Abbey, on Easter Sunday, March 27, from 11 am to 6 pm !

A remarkable party day awaits you:

  • Creative workshops
  • Demonstrations
  • Shows' extracts
  • Exhibitions
  • Easter games for children
  • Easter games for grown-up
  • Course-game for grown-up

All welcome!


Discover the schedule of cultural season 2016! 

It will start on Sunday 27 March with Easter games and Puppet Show animations.

Read the program

Online bookings will soon be available. 


Opening hours on january

From January 9, the Mortemer Abbey welcomes you on saturdays and sundays from 1.30 to 6 PM. 

Basement visit with legends will be separated from theme appartements. You will be allowed to choose to visit only one of them or both. 

Visits of the park and of the Dukes Path will be open too. 


To wait patiently until next cultural season, discover a retrospective with music of 2015 Medieval Festivals on last August, 15 & 16 through an editing realised by "L'Impartial" newspaper.   

 

 


Season 10 of The Ghosts Night

A new creation for 2015 !

During all summer, the Mortemer Abbey offers cultural shows linked with the

historical  and literary heritage of Normandy. 
For 10 years, on each season's end, we welcome the public for "the Ghosts Night". 

Each year, and from the beginning of this show, new scenes relating life after death are presented. 

In order not to betray this tradition, the Ghosts Night 10th edition is fully new and has lots of surprises in store !

Information : 
Starting group every 20 minutes from 9pm
Journey time: 1:40
Remember to bring flashlights

Dates

Saturday, August 22nd – Saturday, August 29th – Saturday, September 5th –
Saturday, September 12th – Saturday, September 19th

Prices

13 euros for adults
9 euros for children 6-16 years
Free for accompanied children under the age of 6

Remember to book online


Coverage on medieval festivals

The regional news show of "France 3" broadcasted a coverage on the Medieval Festivals of the Mortemer Abbey.

Find them here:


2 days of Medieval Festivals

Medieval Festival will take place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 August with a special nocturnal on Saturday. Here find more details about the program of these two days :

At the edge of ponds

Important fighters and professional Stuntmen camp, reconstruction of a military camp and its garrison demonstration set, tournaments of horsemen fighting.

In the park

Medieval market, demonstration of craftsmanship, permanent animations, free loan of costumes for kids, games...

In the cloister

Shows of Vytas Kraujelis


Animation of the Dukes Path

ANIMATION OF THE DUKES PATH
at the Mortemer Abbey
Saturday 1st August and Sunday 9 August from 2:30 PM to 5 PM
"Win the gold ring" game will take place during these two days of animations.

Animation of the Dukes Path at the Mortemer Abbey

Visitors will be invited to drive around on the artistic & educational path in company with the animators. Six texts and fourteen have been translated and adapted specially for this animation and will be recited in today's french for you.

To participate in the game, you will just have to answer questions in a form using the stories you will have been listening to. 

Information :
Show will start to 4:30 PM
Last start to 5 PM.


The Dream Bird

According to a lay by Marie de France, a 12th century poetess.

The Dream Bird is an Open air theatre show with puppets, dance and songs staged by Vytas KRAUJELIS.
The story narrates a child birth with sensitive subjects of the period such as unequal mariage, loveless mariage, or the dream of the perfect love.

It is totally accessible to children.

Dates: May 24th, June 6th and 20th, July 18th.
Time: 4 PM
Booking and reservation :
02 32 49 54 34
Or click here to book your ticket


Opening of the park and museum every day from may 1

From May 1, The Mortemer Abbey will be open every day! You can now visit the museum and the park from Monday to Friday from 11AM to 6PM.
Drive around the romantic ruins in the park, or walk on the way of the Dukes of Normandy, or visit the legends and ghosts museum and the Fountain of Singles!


A successful opening day for season 2015!

Easter Sunday 5th April, the opening day to introduce season 2015 was a huge success! The sun was here and the visits was higher than our expectations! You were many to participate in search of clues to answer our quizz to win free entries, bowls and chocolates!

History and culture lovers were not forgotten with shows of our Medieval Company and Marie de France's Fable read by Vitas Kraujelis and her actors company.

Thanks to all of the volunters, and all of you for this convivial day. We really hope to see you again soon for our next shows!

See you soon!


Opening Party for Season 2015

For the first time on Easter day, The Mortemer Abbey invites you to a convivial and surprising party, with many games, winning prizes and others discoveries!

Easter Sunday 5th April: from 11am to 7pm

Opening Party for Season 2015Programme of the day:

  • Easter games and treasure hunt with winning prizes
  • Presentation of the artistic season
  • Exhibition/workshop of puppets and costumes
  • Shows and extracts of upcoming creations
  • The Medieval Company “FratresMilites” Shows with details about daily life on the Middle Age and combat displays.

Get ready to discover the upcoming cultural season in a totally different way!

Prices

  • Admission price + 3 euros per person
  • Free for accompanied children under the age of 6

Information

For more information, contact us by email (mortemer@orange.fr) or by phone +33 2 32 49 54 34.


Bookings 2015 are open!

The bookings for the shows of the 2015 season of the Mortemer Abbey are now open! It will take place from 24th May to 19th September 2015.

The program includes:

  • The Dream Bird: open air show
  • Marie de France’s Fables: fables and dance show
  • The Dukes Path: animation of the Dukes Path by his creator
  • Nocturnal medieval celebration : medieval banquet and show at the ponds edge
  • The Ghosts Night: season 10, night-time from 9pm

>>> See the detailed program

>>> Download the program

Last year our shows were a big success and many were played to packed houses. With our number of visitors constantly increasing, we advise you to book your tickets as soon as possible!

>>> Online bookings


Season programme 2015

Download the flyer of season programme 2015 or discover the animations for this year online!


Opening at weekends as of February 21th

From this Sunday 21th February, The Mortemer Abbey will be open on weekends, from 1.30pm to 6pm.

Come and stroll in our garden, near our ruins, around our ponds and on the Dukes path : over this period, when days are often foggy, the atmosphere can be quite mysterious.

The guided tour on the museum will make you go back a few centuries, with fascinating stories and legends.   

For more information, contact us by phone +33 2 32 49 54 34 or send an e-mail to mortemer@orange.fr.


The Mortemer Abbey opens in January 2015

From Sunday 18 January 2015, the Mortemer Abbey welcomes you on Sundays. Come and enjoy the Park and ghosts museum from 1.30pm to 6pm.

For more information, contact us by phone +33 2 32 49 54 34 or send an e-mail to mortemer@orange.fr


Happy New Year!

The entire team of the Mortemer Abbey would like to convey to you its very best wishes for 2015.

Watch our wishes in video.


The Mortemer Abbey looks forward to seeing you in 2015

On Sunday 23 November 2014, the last opening day of the 2014 season, the site was filled with visitors.

We thank you for your loyalty and for your interest in our Abbey. We invite you to join us next year for a new season with an exciting program.

Until then, we would love your feedback. Don’t hesitate to share your experiences on Facebook, Twitter, TripAdvisor, and our Guestbook.

See you soon!


Opening hours in November

Until 23 November 2014, The Mortemer Abbey continues to welcome you from 1.30pm to 5.30pm on weekends and public holidays.

Come and enjoy the Park and its sparkling autumnal colours, the legends and ghosts museum, before annual closure.

If you liked your tour, feel free to write a review on our Guestbook and TripAdvisor.

We hope to see you soon!



The 2014 Season ends with success

The 2014 Season ended on a high note this week with the show “Ghosts Nights”. 

The Mortemer Abbey continues to welcome you from 11am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.

We invite you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep you informed of our news.

Feel free to write a review on our Guestbook and TripAdvisor.

The whole team of actors and volunteers thank you for your continued support.


The Ghosts Nights : a success story

From Saturday, August 23rd to Saturday, September 20th, the show “Ghosts Nights” has been sold out.

Click here for more information about this night show.


Timetable changes & Ghosts Nights

The schedules of the Mortemer Abbey change from Monday, September 1st :

  • Monday to Wednesday : from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Weekends and public holidays: from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Until Saturday, September 20th, come and enjoy Ghosts Nights, which take place every Saturday at 9:00 p.m. :

  • Duration of the journey: 1.40 hours
  • Groups leaving every 20 minute starting from 9:00 p.m.
  • It is mandatory to bring a torchlight

Book your tickets online right now and don't forget to specificate which Saturday you will be visiting the Abbey !


Cover story of the Medieval Festival

The regional news show of "France 3" broadcasted a coverage on the Medieval Festival of the Mortemer Abbey. Find them here.


Ghosts Nights - Season 9

Starting with the discovery of the famous museum of Ghosts & Legends of the Abbey, the journey will continue towards our ponds whre the "Spirit World" and the "Afterlife" will uncover all their secrets. The spirits lifewill become clearer but also even more frighterning...

From August 23rd to September 20th the Abbey will welcome for this special event every Saturday at 9PM (cashier's desk opens a 8.45PM).

Tips :

  • Duration of the journey: 1.40 hours
  • Groups leaving every 20 minute starting from 9PM
  • It is mandatory to bring a torchlight

Book your tickets online right now and don't forget to specificate which Saturday you will be visiting the Abbey !

Watch the the coverage below about last season's event made by "France Télévision" :


Medieval Festival - 15th to 17th August

Medieval Market (40 exhibitors)

Leather creations, books, historical costumes, medieval games, wood gilding, Celtic jewelry, tiaras, brooches ...
Ice cream, meats, hypocras, spices, biscuits, bread, cakes, waffles, gingerbread ...

Demonstration of craftsmanship

Blacksmith Shop: horseshoe-making by the freeholders of François de Saint Florent sur Cher.
Jewelry-making, calligraphy, pilgrim's staff and wooden swords, essential oils massages, medieval designs on leather, wool weaving, dyeing, garment embroidery, woodcutting and cake-making...

Permanent animations

  • Fighting demonstrations all day long
  • Knight camps
  • Free loan of costumes for kids
  • Games
  • Discovery of the Dukes Path
  • Pony riding with the "Domaine de Lorleau"

The edge of the pond

Knight fights with the companies " Clan ALDAELENDOR "(Vikings) and "Fratres and Milites" at 11:00 a.m, 12:30 p.m, 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tourney with "Les cavaliers de la plaine de France", 3 astonishing horsemen will present you "Le geste du conte de Beaumont" and Taming and Vaulting at 3:30 p.m.  and 4:30 p.m.

In the cloister

Performances by the association "Aux Temps de l’Abbaye"

  • DUCALE day: fables of Marie de France with actors and puppets (wolf, dove, birds, fairy ...)
  • POETRY day: "Dits de Rutebeuf" and "Voie d'humilité" poems, lyrics and dances
  • TALES Day: Prodigious Stories (Show of string puppets and puppet-sized)

Practical informations

Friday, August 15th, Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August 17th, 2014
Prices: Adult: € 12 Child: € 8 (6 to 16 years). Free for children under 6 years old
Open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Free Parking
Medieval and contemporary restaurant on site


The Dukes Path

The show "Prodigious Stories" ended on a high note on July 13th.

The Mortemer Abbey's 2014 event season will go on with "The Dukes path" starring professional actors.

Book your tickets right now and come enjoy an exceptional event with us.

Dates: Saturday, August 2nd - Sunday, August 10th.
Time: 2.30 PM - 5 PM.
Prices: +3€ for adults and children (free for accompanied children under the age of 6).


Day of the hungry ghosts on July 20th

Day of the Hungry GhostsIn some parts of the globe, people believed that ghosts come back in July to haunt the living and to enjoy food, shows and games and also that you had to send them out with a big feast so that they wouldn't bother you.

And we will welcome you to this feast on Sunday, July 20th for an exceptionnal performance created to surprise our visitors and talk about the past of the Mortemer Abbey and its ghosts.

Ghosts come back to enjoy foodThis day will be animated with games and music to send off the evil spirits.

And our youngest visitors will be able to disguise themselves and get fancy make-ups!

At the end of the day a great parade will be held and a big bonefire will see the ghosts off to the otherworld.


Practical information

Mortemer Abbey - 27440 Lisors (near to Lyons-la-Forêt)
Phone : 02 32 49 54 34 - 02 32 49 54 37
Email : mortemer@orange.fr 


Prodigious Stories: the last one!

Fifth and last performance of Vytas Kraujelis and his puppets!

"Prodigious stories" will be performed for the last time on Sunday, July 13th at the Mortemer Abbey.

Don't miss the event and Fifth and last performance of Vytas Kraujelis and his puppets! "Prodigious stories" will be performed for the last time on Sunday, July 13th at the Mortemer Abbey. Don't miss the event and book your tickets online right now!

Timetable of the performances

  • String puppets: 11 AM, 3 PM, 4 PM.
  • Life-sized puppets: 4 PM.

Upcoming shows

On Pentecost Sunday, there were more than 300 spectators to discover the "Prodigious Stories" performance at the Mortemer Abbey.

Vytas Kraujelys and his puppets will be coming back on Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, July 13th for the last two performances. Book your tickets right now and come spend a wonderful day in the park of the Mortemer Abbey.

Timetable of the performances

  • String puppets: 11 AM, 3 PM, 4 PM.
  • Life-sized puppets: 4 PM.

Cover story on France 3

On the Week-end of the 24th and 25th, the regional news show of "France 3" broadcasted two coverages on the Mortemer Abbey and on Vytas Kraujelis and his puppets.

Find them here et don't forget to comment on our official Youtube channel !

Converage about ther Mortemer Abbey (May, 24th)

Converage about Vytas Kraujelis and his puppets (May, 25th)


And that makes 3!

It's time for a third performance of the show featuring Vytas Kraujelis and his puppets! "Prodigious stories" will be presented to you on Sunday, 8th June at the Mortemer Abbey.

With our number of visitors constantly increasing, we advice you to book your tickets online as soon as possible!

Timetable of the performances

  • String puppets: 11 AM, 3 PM, 4 PM.
  • Life-sized puppets: 4 PM.

Don't miss it!

The News broadcast of "France 3 Haute-Normandie", will broadcast a story about the Mortemer Abbey and Vytas Kraujelis and his puppets on May 24th and May 25th.

Don't miss those two shows and find them on our website very soon !


Upcoming show on May 24th

Prodigious Stories: Next performance on Saturday, 24th May

Our performance of "Prodigious Stories" on Easter Sunday was a big success. For those who could not attend or those who want to see it again, be informed that another performance will be held on Saturday, 24th May at the Mortemer Abbey.

Book your tickets right now et come enjoy an exceptional event with us.

Timetable of the performances

  • String puppets: 11 AM, 3 PM, 4 PM.
  • Life-sized puppets: 4 PM.

Prodigious Easter

Prodigious Stories : First performance on Easter sunday!

Created by the company of the Abbey and directed by Vytas Kraujelys, the show "Prodigious Stories" is composed of string puppets and life-sized puppets shows which will be performedas of April, 20th at the Mortemer Abbey.

Book your tickets right now et come enjoy an exceptional Easter sunday with us.

Timetable of the performances

  • String puppets: 11 AM, 3 PM, 4 PM.
  • Life-sized puppets: 4 PM.

Bookings 2014

Book your tickets to see the shows of the Mortemer Abbey : 

  • Prodigious stories: A string puppets (30 minutes) and life-size puppets (60 minutes) for young and old alike (37 puppets)

Dates: Sunday, April 20th - Saturday, May 24th - Sunday, June 8th - Saturday, June 21st - Sunday, July 13th.
Time: String puppets: 11 AM, 3 PM, 4 PM - Life-size puppets : 4 PM.
Prices: +3€ for adults and children (free for accompanied children under the age of 6).

  • The Dukes Path: Animations by professional actors

Dates: Saturday, August 2nd - Sunday, August 10th.
Time: 2.30 PM - 5 PM.
Prices: +3€ for adults and children (free for accompanied children under the age of 6).

  • The Ghosts Nights: Season 9

Dates: Saturday, August 23rd - Saturday, August 30rd - Saturday, September 06th - Saturday, September 13th - Saturday, September 20th.
Time: By night, starting at 9 PM (cashier's desk opening at 8:45PM). Group start every 20 minutes until 10:30 PM.
Prices: Adults: 12€, Children (from 6 to 16):  8€ (free of charge for accompanied children under the age of 6).

>>> Book your tickets now!


Opening dates in 2014

Starting from April 14th, the Mortemer Abbey will be pleased to welcome you from 1.30 PM to 6 PM on weekdays and from 11 AM to 7 PM on the weekends and public holidays.


Season programme 2014

Download the flyer of season programme 2014 and discover the animations for this year!


New version

Discover the new version of the site of the Mortemer Abbey in English for the greatest pleasure of all foreign visitors! This translation will allow everyone to discover the Abbey of Mortemer, its atmosphere and its many shows.


Subscription card

A membership card is available, to the home of the Abbey, priced at € 35.
Valid for one year, this card offers:

  • Free unlimited entries for tours, the park and all the festivals & events!
  • A €2 discount on the entrance fee for any non-participant accompanying you!

Mortemer Abbey - 27440 LISORS

From October 31st to March 1st: opening only by appointment

Phone: 02 32 49 54 34