Museum and Priory Church

1. Chancel 12th century : Holy Gregoire.   2. Chancel 12th cnetury : detail.   3. Tomb of holy abbots Mayeul and Odilon.  

During the guided tour, visitors will discover places usually closed to the public: funeral chapel of the Dukes of Bourbon with its restored paintings (early 15th century), Baroque sacristy with its abundance of sculptures, woodwork and Italianate paintings and discovery of the cloister . The visit continues in the Priory garden and the museum: the old monastic barns now house the lapidary collections and an annual exhibition.

EXHIBITION

Treasures of a Cluniac priory

The exhibition takes you through the different Romanesque, Gothic and modern periods based on little-known works that are nevertheless classified as Historic Monuments. Among the works on display: the Virgin in Majesty from the 12th century, the Romanesque fence, a set of statues from the 15th century whose jewel is the restored Saint Mary Magdalene.

This exhibition aims to present exceptional works, to tell the history of the site from the 10th century to the 19th century and to address its candidacy for UNESCO World Heritage listing. An educational route will be set up for family visits and schools.

from april 01, 2024 to november 03, 2024

Useful information :

Days and times :
Open from April 1 to November 5:
- In April, May, June, September, October and November, every day (except Tuesday and Sunday mornings), from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- In July and August, every day (except Sunday morning), from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Address :
Musée et Site Prieural
Place Aristide Briand
03210 SOUVIGNY
Phone number :
04 70 43 99 75

E-mail address :
musee.souvigny@wanadoo.fr

Website :
ville-souvigny.com

GPS coordinates :
latitude : 46.53483
longitude : 3.19253