Menat Abbey is one the the most famous in the Auvergne. Built in the 5th century it has been revamped thoughout the ages. The church contains beautiful carved capitals. A small detour through the cloisters allows you to appreciate the ancient living environment of the monks.
The buildings bear the traces of different construction periods: Romanesque (lower parts of the church), 14th-15th centuries (upper parts and fortifications of the church, west gallery of the cloister and abbey castle). They were deeply reworked in the 19th century. The ground level of the old buildings is marked by paving stones. The church contains very beautiful sculpted capitals, including lions. A small detour through the cloister allows you to appreciate the monks' living environment.
Heritage sheet Collection Trésors des Combrailles, on sale in the Tourist Offices of Combrailles. Belongs to the Federation of Cluniac Sites : http://www.sitesclunisiens.org/.
All year round, daily between 9 am and 7 pm.
Animaux acceptés : Oui
New exhibitions are expected this summer in the abbey castle combining the technique of collage, photography, sculpture and many other fields. The exhibiting artists should answer to the name of Martin and thus create the Martinades de Menat.