Mortemer Abbey - 27440 LISORS

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

Phone: 02 32 49 54 34

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
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

Ticketing

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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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2017 season

Medieval Normandy : 850th anniversary of the death of Empress Matilda

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of July
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of July
Free Show on Saturday 29th July at 4 pm at Rouen Cathedral

The Mortemer Royal Abbey (Lisors), a 12th century Cistercian abbey listed as a Historic Monument, presents its new 2017 show, dedicated to Empress Matilda, benefactress in Normandy and Rouen, and mother of the Plantagenet dynasty.

Empress Matilda

In the heart of the beech forest of Lyons-la-Forêt, the Mortemer Abbey is the witness of a prestigious past. Founded in the 12th century by Henry I Beauclerc (also known as Henry I of England), 4th son of William the Conqueror, Mortemer was a place of pilgrimage for many Kings and Queens. Mathilde the Emperesse and her son Henri II Plantagenet built the church there in 3 years. Nowadays partly in ruins, the Abbey remains a place full of history.

Empress Matilda

The life of Empress Matilda will be narrated on the basis of quotes from rhymed chronicles of Normandy and England, as well as historical facts.

The show will consist of texts, dances and images of illuminations.

During these two weekends:

  • Animation at 11am on the role of women in the Middle Ages in the Dukes path.
  • Animation at 2:30pm on the condition of women through the costumes in the cloister.
  • Guided tours in the museum of ghosts and legends, and themed apartments, and tour around the ponds in a rustic train (all day, 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

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Big Medieval Festival : 
Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th of August

These medieval festivals are well-known in Normandy and beyond for the quality and authenticity of historical re-enactments, costumes made by hand in natural fabrics and high-level shows.

New troops that have never performed at the Abbey will offer interactive and educational activities for young and old alike. It will be possible to discover the daily life in the camps, demonstrations of fighting or even tournaments in which many riders and their horses will meet. New in 2017: tournaments with ponies in which children can participate will take place for the first time.

Medieval Festivals - Mortemer Abbey

This year, you will also have the opportunity to meet the troop Les Galops de l'Histoire, through a medieval encampment and interactive activities with visitors, such as chivalry tournaments, equestrian games, knight fights and the Demonstration of the ballista.

Chivalry Tournament : Mortemer Abbey

In the afternoon a big show of Chivalry tournaments will take place at the edges of the ponds of the abbey, with the possibility for the public to settle on the natural bleachers to watch this show in unique conditions in France! During an hour, riders and fighters on foot offer a spectacle of high level, in the beautiful scenery of the majestic ponds of the Abbey.

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

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


The Ghosts Night : Season 12

Saturday 26 August
Saturdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 September

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Mortemer Abbey - 27440 LISORS

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

Phone: 02 32 49 54 34