Melleray Abbey

A place of silence and peace


Melleray Abbey

Place of silence and prayer founded in 1183, bordered by a pond of 6 ha. In 2015, the Cistercian monks passed the baton to the community of Chemin Neuf who lives and prays in this place. 12th century church with recumbent and acoustic vases, 18th century building with a staircase of honor and classified salons, 19th century cloister.

Guided tours: Duration 1h15. 5 € / adult, free for children under 12 years old. Reduced price (12-18 years, students, job seekers): 3 €
– once a month from April to October
– on request at any time: for groups from 6p.

Opening hours for the services: week 7h30 (Tuesday 9h), 18h30, Eucharist 12h, / Sunday 18h30, Eucharist 10h30.
special hours in summer and Christmas and Easter

Store monastic and natural products: Monday to Saturday 9:45 to 11:45 and 14:45 to 17:45 (Closed on Monday morning and Tuesday all day); Sunday from 11h45 to 12h30 and 14h45 to 17h45


Road to Riaillé, 44 520 La Meilleraye-de-Bretagne – 02 40 55 26 00 –



L’abbaye de Melleray

 L’abbaye de Melleray intérieur

Useful information:

Mobility impairment: Partially accessible. Accompaniment routinely recommended (slopes, uneven ground)


Abbaye Notre Dame de Melleray
44520 La Meilleraye-de-Bretagne, France

Tel.: +33 (0)2 40 55 26 00