Mortemer Abbey - 27440 LISORS

Open every day from 11 am to 6 pm

Phone: 02 32 49 54 34

Medieval festivals on Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16 (booking is recommended)
Nuits des Fantômes on Saturdays from 08/29 to 09/26 (booking is recommended)
Open every day from 11 am to 6 pm
Walk on the Dukes path
Medieval festivals on Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16 (booking is recommended)
Open every day from 11 am to 6 pm
Fly fishing in the Abbey ponds on reservation

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Medieval Celebrations 2020: see you this weekend!

Join us on Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16 for the 22nd edition of the Medieval Celebrations of the Abbey of Mortemer. Don't forget to book your tickets!

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Call for volunteers for the Ghost Nights

Mortemer Abbey is looking for volunteers for the 15th Ghost Nights!

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2020 season

Fairy Tales, Legends and Wonders at Mortemer Abbey

Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19, 2020
from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

At the heart of the Lyons-la-Forêt beech forest, Mortemer Abbey is witness to a prestigious past. Founded in the 12th century by Henri I Beauclerc, 4th son of William the Conqueror, Mortemer has been a place of pilgrimage for many kings and queens. Mathilde the Emperor and her son Henri II Plantagenêt built the church there in 3 years. Today partially destroyed, the abbey remains a place steeped in history.

The abbey is a place where cultural events pay homage to the past of the Duchy of Normandy. For two days, we invite you to come and immerse yourself in the Tales, Wonders and Legends of the abbey and its surroundings. Festivities and entertainment will take place throughout the day in the cloister of Mortemer Abbey.

Exhibitors will be present for the occasion as well as shows created by Vytas Kraujelis. In addition to these activities, it is possible to discover the abbey park with its 15th century dovecote, the remains of the 12th century church and cloister as well as the Chemin des Ducs, a forest path bordered by the 15 wooden statues representing the Dukes of Normandy and Kings of England. In addition, there are two museums: ghosts and legends, animated by soundtracks and themed apartments.

Detailed program:

  • 11 am: Opening
  • 11:30 am: Game of familiar and wonderful animals, in the cloister with the Abbey troop
  • 12 pm: Small train tour
  • 12:30 pm: "Les Deux Amants" by Marie de France, in the cloister with the Abbey troupe
  • 2 pm: Small knights tournament on the central circle by the Domaine de Lorleau
  • 2:30 pm: The Wonders of the Ends of the World, an activity offered by the Abbey troupe
  • 3 pm: "Le Cupide et l'Envieux" after Jean Bodel, in the cloister with the Abbey troupe
  • 3.30 pm: Game of familiar and wonderful animals, in the cloister with the Abbey troupe
  • 4 pm: Small train tour
  • 4.30 pm: "Les Deux Amants" by Marie de France, in the cloister with the Abbey troupe
  • 5 pm: Small knights tournament on the central circle by the Domaine de Lorleau
  • 5.30 pm: Small train tour
  • 6 pm: "Le Cupide et l'Envieux" after Jean Bodel, in the cloister with the Abbey troupe
  • 6.30 pm: The Wonders of the Ends of the World, an activity offered by the Abbey troupe
  • 7 pm: Closing

Useful information:

  • Snacks on site
  • Picnic allowed
  • Free parking

Prices:

  • Adults: € 13
  • Children from 6 to 16 years old: € 9
  • Children under 6: free

Information:

  • By phone: 02 32 49 54 34
  • By email: mortemer@orange.fr

> See the poster


Medieval festivals at the Abbey of Mortemer

Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16, 2020
from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For two days, we invite you to come and immerse yourself in medieval times. Between tradition and novelty, festivities and activities will take place throughout the day in the magnificent setting of the Abbey of Mortemer.

These medieval festivals are well known in Normandy, and beyond, for the quality and authenticity of the historical reenactments, the costumes handmade in natural fabrics and the high level performances.

Troops will offer interactive and educational activities for young and old. It will be possible to discover daily life in medieval camps, combat demonstrations, equestrian games or even tournaments in which many riders and their horse will compete against each other. For children, pony rides and medieval games will be available.

Detailed program:

  • Great sound show of a tournament of chivalry at the edge of the ponds with Griffon Rouge.
  • Learn more about the artillery of the time thanks to the presence of the Ordonnance Saint Michel.
  • Group of musicians who propose to make you discover songs and melodies of the Middle Ages with Celestiaes. The audience and the Mortemer Abbey troupe, led by Vytas Kraujelis, will be invited to dance to their intoxicating melodies.
  • A real knight's baptism will take place for the children thanks to the Domaine de Lorleau which will provide ponies.

Immerse yourself in the Middle Ages thanks to the medieval market. Merchants and artisans will offer you their products and specialties. You will be able to discuss with them their know-how and their unique manufacturing techniques:

  • Homemade jams, honey, delicacies, cheeses, crepes cooked over a wood fire, marshmallows, caramels, teas and accessories, meringues, breads, mead, spirits and rum, gingerbread ...
  • Jewelry, leathers, old books, natural stones, handcrafted knives, body care, tattoos, decorative crafts, precious stones ...

In addition to all these activities and shows, it is possible to discover the park with its 15th century Colombier, the remains of the 12th century church and cloister as well as the Chemin des Ducs, a forest path lined with 15 statues wooden representing the Dukes of Normandy and Kings of England. Do not forget either the two museums of the abbey: the Ghosts and Legends, animated by soundtracks, as well as the themed apartments.

Useful information:

  • Snacks on site
  • Free parking

Prices:

  • Adults: € 13
  • Children from 6 to 16 years old: € 9
  • Children under 6: free

Information:

  • By phone: 02 32 49 54 34
  • By email: mortemer@orange.fr

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August-September 2020: 15th Ghost Nights

Saturday August 29, 2020
Saturdays September 5th, 12, 19 and 26, 2020

Ghosts come back ...

In the company of a guide, you will visit the area of ​​the Abbey to meet the souls that haunt the site. Ghosts will make you discover aspects of their new existence that you do not suspect ...

The Ghost Nights are also a great opportunity to discover the Abbey and its ruins lit by a starry sky or a moonlit night and in its mystical atmosphere ...

Departure by group every 20 minutes (last departure at 10.30pm).
Duration of the trip: about 1:40.
Do not forget his electric lamp.

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Mortemer Abbey - 27440 LISORS

Open every day from 11 am to 6 pm

Phone: 02 32 49 54 34