Collégiale de la Romieu

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Sunday 02:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Closes at 06:30 pm

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Location : Countryside

Province : Navarrenx and Gers des Gaves

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  • English
    • La Romieu obtained the label of the Most Beautiful Villages of France on June 30, 2018. 2018 was an exceptional year for La Romieu because we commemorated the 700th anniversary of the foundation of the Colégiale Saint-Pierre (1318-2018) and we celebrated the 20th anniversary of its classification at UNESCO (1998-2018).

      La Romieu was originally a modest priory founded by two monks returning from a pilgrimage to Rome, hence the name "LARROUMIEU" meaning in Gascon language "PELGRIMIN". This foundation would be dated 1062.

      In the 14th century, the village gained importance when Arnaud d' Aux, a high dignitary of the Pontifical Court and a local child, raised the Collegiate Church of Saint Pierre (1312-1318), the cloister and the palace in the village. He transformed the Benedictine community into a college of 14 regular canons, led by a dean and a subdean.

      The collegiate church built between 1312 and 1318 has the plan of a large chapel. It has no direct access to the street, as it was closed to the people until the French revolution. Access to the church is through the Gothic cloister. The collegiate church is built between two 33 m high towers. The octagonal tower to the east, which can be accessed.

      The Collegiate Church regularly hosts exhibitions (possibility to visit the exhibitions...).

      Find it on the Guide du Gers's Blog...

      Visit La Romieu, a legendary village...
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Traveller Reviews Collégiale de la Romieu

4.6 sur 5 205 reviews

  • ntonckens

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by ntonckens on 17/08/2021

    The town is known for its beautiful old buildings and medieval streets. The town is not very big. You can take an hour to explore this beautiful village. A visit to La Romieu is not complete without a visit to its beautiful church and the accompanying monastery. Many names, signs and images of cats can be found in this town. This is due to a story from the Middle Ages, in which the cats in the village are said to have chased away a huge mouse plague. Since then, the cats in this village have been revered. When you spend your holidays in the Gers department, a visit to this charming town is definitely worth it!

  • Eric Roels

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Eric Roels on 25/06/2022

    Very pretty!

  • Nicolas Schaeffer

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Nicolas Schaeffer on 21/07/2019

    Imposing building with unusual architecture. The guide is very enthusiastic.

Traveller Reviews Collégiale de la Romieu

4.5 sur 5 222 reviews

  • "Lovely building"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by PC_comments (Cambridge, United Kingdom) on 09/08/2020

    Very interesting cloisters, the start of the trip is a video with English subtitles, which gave useful and interesting details. I'd recommend going up the tower where you get a good view of the roof...

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  • "Good tour"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by John E (Treorchy, United Kingdom) on 25/12/2019

    We had a good insight into the history of the Cillegale by a guy dressed as a monk??? but who cares we enjoyed the experience.

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  • "Surprising and impressive."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by ChipTravel (Denver, Colorado) on 22/10/2019

    The history here is amazing and visiting is more fun than I thought it would be. The choir is beautiful, the church is gorgeous and being able to walk all around the tower was nice. The spiral...

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Collégiale de la Romieu

Address

Rue du Docteur Lucante
32480 La Romieu

GPS coordinates

43° 58'53.77"N, 0° 29'54.74"E

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