The Daoulas Abbey

  • Cloître de l'Abbaye de Daoulas
    © Bernard Galeron
  • Cloître de l'Abbaye de Daoulas
    © Bernard Galeron
  • Détail de l'oratoire de l'Abbaye de Daoulas
    © Bernard Galeron

World cultures

Unique in Brittany, this Roman cloisters and its remarkable pond, the fountain and 16th century oratory, as well as the abbey-church dating from the 12th century, all bear witness to the initial splendour of this site. A former monastery, built in the 12th century by Canons Regular of Saint Augustine, the Abbaye de Daoulas overlooks the little town of Daoulas, once a strategic port between the Léon region of Brittany and Cornwall.
According to legend, the beginnings of the abbey date back to the year 510 although the first known documents, dated from the 12th century, attest to its foundation in 1167 by the Viscount of Léon. After a long period of prosperity, the buildings, sold during the Revolution, became private property, apart from the abbey-church which now served as the church for the parish. The Abbaye de Daoulas has the rare privilege of possessing numerous points of interest for visitors – the charming gardens with their diverse and fascinating range of plants, the patrimonial aspects of the site, and the discovery of lost or distant cultures through a programme of exhibitions whose focus is the elsewhere, a theme particularly pertinent to this region of travellers. According to legend, the beginnings of the abbey date back to the year 510 although the first known documents, dated from the 12th century, attest to its foundation in 1167 by the Viscount of Léon. After a long period of prosperity, the buildings, sold during the Revolution, became private property, apart from the abbey-church which now served as the church for the parish. 
The Abbaye de Daoulas has the rare privilege of possessing numerous points of interest for visitors – the charming gardens with their diverse and fascinating range of plants, the patrimonial aspects of the site, and the discovery of lost or distant cultures through a programme of exhibitions whose focus is the elsewhere, a theme particularly pertinent to this region of travellers.
According to legend, the beginnings of the abbey date back to the year 510 although the first known documents, dated from the 12th century, attest to its foundation in 1167 by the Viscount of Léon. After a long period of prosperity, the buildings, sold during the Revolution, became private property, apart from the abbey-church which now served as the church for the parish. 
The Abbaye de Daoulas has the rare privilege of possessing numerous points of interest for visitors – the charming gardens with their diverse and fascinating range of plants, the patrimonial aspects of the site, and the discovery of lost or distant cultures through a programme of exhibitions whose focus is the elsewhere, a theme particularly pertinent to this region of travellers.

MA VISITE

Découvrez dès à présent les activités et visites proposées à l'Abbaye de Daoulas. Seul, en famille ou entre amis, en visite libre ou en visite accompagnée, nous vous proposons une expérience hors du temps, un moment unique pour découvrir, rencontrer, s'étonner, mais aussi vous amuser et rêver !
Nous accueillons également toute l'année les groupes d'enfants, d'adultes et de personnes handicapées. Infos et programme d'activités sur la page Ma visite
Découvrez dès à présent les activités et visites proposées à l'Abbaye de Daoulas. Seul, en famille ou entre amis, en visite libre ou en visite accompagnée, nous vous proposons une expérience hors du temps, un moment unique pour découvrir, rencontrer, s'étonner, mais aussi vous amuser et rêver !

Nous accueillons également toute l'année les groupes d'enfants, d'adultes et de personnes handicapées. Infos et programme d'activités sur la page Ma visite.

 #COVID-19  En cette période de crise sanitaire, l'Abbaye de Daoulas s’adapte pour vous accueillir dans les meilleures conditions de sécurité. Voici quelques éléments d’information et conseils pour bien préparer votre visite : Nouvelles conditions d'accueil
Print

See also

  • Patrimoine de Daoulas
    Patrimoine de Daoulas

    Patrimoine de Daoulas (10)

  • Video des jardins de l'Abbaye de Daoulas
    Video des jardins de l'Abbaye de Daoulas

    Video des jardins de l'Abbaye de Daoulas

    Le label " Jardin remarquable "

  • AMOUR

    Daoulas 12 Jun - 03 Jan

    AMOUR

    Temporary exhibition

     #COVID-19  
    L'exposition est reportée à 2021 : du 03 juin 2021 au 5 décembre 2021.

     #COVID-19  
    L'exposition est reportée à 2021 : du 03 juin 2021 au 5 décembre 2021.
  • Piano zolo

    Daoulas 06 Dec

    Piano zolo

    Theatre and concerts

     #COVID-19   L'événement est annulé.

     #COVID-19   L'événement est annulé.