Mortemer Abbey - 27440 LISORS

Open every day from 11 am to 6 pm

Phone: 02 32 49 54 34

Open every day from 11am to 18pm
Walk on the Dukes path
Open every day from 11am to 18pm
Fly fishing in the Abbey ponds on reservation


Book your tickets from now to see the shows of 2021 !

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23rd Medieval Festivals: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th August (bookings recommended)!

For the 23rd consecutive year, Mortemer Abbey invites you to its Medieval Festivals. Come on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August from 10:30 am to 7 pm for an immersion in the heart of the Middle Ages! On the program: fights, tournaments, medieval camp, music, dances, shows, medieval market and much more.

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2nd Festival of Tales and Legends: see you on July 17 & 18!

On Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July, Mortemer Abbey invites you to the 2nd Festival of Fantastic Tales & Legends. What a great way to spend a moment under the sign of magic, sharing and laughter with family or friends!

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The Dukes path

dukes pathThe Mortemer Abbey, Cistercian Abbey, which is recognized as an Historic Monument, was the largest of Normandy.
Founded in the twelfth century by Henri the first Beauclerc, son of William the Conqueror, it has now in addition to its prestigious ruins that stand in their bucolic setting in the heart of the forest of Lyons, an additional advantage: the path of the Normandy Dukes.
For the first time, thirteen Normandy dukes and two duchesses are represented by a sculpture.

Each of these sculptures calls to mind the most striking character of an historical figure, and stands majestically along a wooded path that twines around the ponds.

Dukes pathCreated by Vytas Kraujelis, they are an assembly of pieces of carved and pegged oak wood.

Near to the statues, crosses represent the ducal family, legitimate wives, and important figures of the ducal Normandy History.

It is not an imaginary cemetery. Crosses are just there to represent these historical figures who were Catholic Christians, and benefactors, which were supporters of the Church. Crosses are cast from French production in the early twentieth century, these are crosses who have never served.
Now, the Dukes and Duchesses of Normandy symbolized by these sculptures are present at the Abbey of Mortemer.

They were created there, in the Normandy duchy, to commemorate their greatness, for posterity:

  • Rollo or Rolf said, "The Walker."
  • In 911 in St. Clerc Sur Epte, the Frankish king Charles II granted the "Normans of the Seine" a territory that became Normandy.
  • Guillaume Ist called "Longsword"
  • Richard Ist
  • Richard IInd
  • Richard IIIrd
  • Robert Ist says "the Liberal or the Magnificent"
  • Guillaume IInd called "the Bastard" or "the Conqueror" after his conquest of England in 1066.
  • Robert IInd called "Short Heuse"
  • Henri Ist called "Beauclerc"
  • Matilda of England called "Empress"
  • Geoffrey Vrd Count of Anjou called "Bel" or "Plantagenet"
  • Henry IInd called "The Plantagenets", "Angevin" or "Fitz Empress"
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • Richard Ist called "The Lion Heart"
  • John Plantagenet called "John Lackland"

Practical information
Mortemer Abbey
27440 Lisors (near to Lyons-la-Forêt)
Phone : 02 32 49 54 34 - 02 32 49 54 37


Mortemer Abbey - 27440 LISORS

Open every day from 11 am to 6 pm

Phone: 02 32 49 54 34