Abbaye Cistercienne Notre-Dame de Quincy

  • Guided tours for groups
  • Guided tours for groups
  • Guided tour for individuals
  • Guided tour for individuals


Quincy Abbey, in the commune of Tanlay, around ten kilometres from Tonnerre, was founded in 1133, which makes it the sixth offspring of Pontigny Abbey. It has been marked by historical events and was redeveloped over the centuries. The buildings have been listed as Historic Monuments since 1926.

It is open to the public (for individuals) from 30 June to 18 September, and guided tours are available to allow you to admire the full sobriety of its Cistercian art:
- the 12th-century inn;
- the 15th-century tower;
- a section of the cloister buildings;
- the abbot’s residence and its Renaissance façade;
- the Garden of the Simple, featuring a yew tree maze created by the artist Konrad Loder.
The guided tour also covers the archaeological dig currently in progress and the remains still underground.

Coming with your children? There is a special fun tour of the abbey just for them, with the “architecture and history of the abbey” booklet (for children aged 8-13), which they can take home with them!

For groups, tours are available all year round, by reservation.

For non-French-speaking visitors, the tour is available in English (subject to prior request) or can be followed with translated booklets (available in English, Dutch, German and Italian).

This tour is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility: the inn is located upstairs and the other buildings are across the lawn on the estate.

Gradings and categories

  • Listed or registered (CNMHS)
  • Abbayes et sites cisterciens d'Europe


Services and comfort

  • Wireless service


Price Min. Max.
Base rate - full rate adult 6€ 10€

Payment methods accepted

  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Cash
  • Bank transfers

Opening times

From 01/04/2024 to 30/05/2024

  • Monday : from 11h00 to 12h30
  • Wednesday : from 15h00 to 16h30

From 01/06/2024 to 30/06/2024

  • Monday : from 11h00 to 12h30
  • Saturday : from 15h00 to 16h00
  • Wednesday : from 15h00 to 16h30

From 01/07/2024 to 19/09/2024

  • Monday : from 11h00 to 12h30 and from 16h30 to 17h30
  • Thursday : from 11h00 to 12h30
  • Saturday : from 16h30 to 17h30
  • Wednesday : from 16h30 to 17h30

From 21/09/2024 to 22/09/2024

  • Sunday : from 16h30
  • Saturday : from 16h30

Spoken languages

  • French
  • English