Museum of the former Landévennec Abbey


Why take advantage?

Located on the Crozon peninsula, in a remarkable maritime landscape, the ruins of the abbey bear witness to its prestigious history. Founded in the 5th century by St Guénolé and rebuilt several times, the abbey disappeared during the French Revolution and was reborn in the 1950s, close to its original birthplace. The museum retraces 1500 years of Breton history and 25 years of archaeological excavations. The ruins and simple garden are set in a remarkable maritime site. Exhibitions, tours, children's activities, concerts...

The ancient abbey's simple garden was re-established following archaeological discoveries, which brought to light seeds and pits dating back as far as the 8th century!
The oldest traces of apples and peaches in Brittany were thus found... This inventory was completed using the capitular de villis published by Charlemagne, enabling us to restore a monastic garden faithful to the spirit of the year 1000.
The Ancienne abbaye thus offers a relatively complete panorama of the plants used in cooking and medicine in the early Middle Ages: these are the same plants that gastronomy and dietetic cooking are rediscovering today.
> Rendez-vous aux jardins: guided tour at 3 pm and 4:30 pm; from July 9 to August 24: guided tour at 4 pm.

Sur des cendres fumantes...Heurs et malheurs d'une abbaye bretonne en l'an mil!

The monks had spared no effort to restore the buildings destroyed by the Vikings. And the disasters had only just begun: the small stream running through the cloister overflowed its banks. The prestigious abbey was burnt down and took on water. After the "Golden Age" of the 9th century, is the "Romanesque Age" one of decline?

This series of accidents has yielded an exceptional archaeological record: waterlogged wood, decorations, game pieces, furniture and tools... Combined with recent studies on the buildings, these testimonies lead to a surprising conclusion: in the midst of disasters, the abbey flourished. An archaeological investigation and the story of a reconstruction, the exhibition takes a unique look at what "the year 1000" may have been like at the tip of Brittany.

A journey around 125 objects, punctuated by videos and interactive features for family visits. 

Controlled by DMF - Private museum
Theme(s) : Conservatory - Botanical garden - Abbey - Ecomuseum - Environment and nature - Archaeology - Sacred art - Children's museum

Main services

  • Accessible PMR
  • Groups from 10 to 55 people
  • Pets allowed
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Main services

  • Accessible PMR
  • Groups from 10 to 55 people
  • Pets allowed


  • Auditorium
  • Fully equipped meeting room


  • Store
  • Games area
  • Toilets

On-site activities

  • Theme-specific animation
  • Children's workshop
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Sound and Light

Spoken language(s)

  • French
  • English
  • Breton

We like

The situation:
  • By the sea
  • By the river
Ideal for : Never without my dog, Heritage, Rainy weather, Unplugged vacation, Two people, With friends, With children, Retired
Suitable for : grow my own, settle down, do nothing
(in €)
Base rate - Adult Full rate


Reduced rate

Pass' Musées Presqu'île, Passeport 29, teachers...

Reduced rate

18-25 years, disabled, jobseekers

Children's rate

8-17 years

Family rate

family rates apply to 2 adults and 2 children or more

Subscriber rate

Annual Pass


under 8 years

Means of payment

  • Payment cards
  • Vacation vouchers
  • Species

Opening hours

Schedules on request.


Museum of the former Landévennec Abbey

Place Yann de Landévenneg
29560 Landévennec
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