Collégiale de la Romieu Abbeys, Collégiates, Churches, Priories in La Romieu

Opening hours

Closed

  • 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

Opens Wednesday at 10:00 am

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Location : Countryside

Province : Navarrenx and Gers des Gaves

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    • 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 5 231 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!

  • Ian Rendle

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Ian Rendle on 13/08/2019

    Wonderful location, steeped in history. Very worthy of the World Heritage status. Perfect spiritual stop over for pilgrims on the Compastella de Santiago.

  • Vlad-Alexandru Burcezan

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Vlad-Alexandru Burcezan on 11/05/2024

    nice pice of history

Traveller Reviews Collégiale de la Romieu

4.5 sur 5 233 reviews

  • "Looking outside"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by SUSAN O on 04/05/2024

    I saw many visitors not paying. Perhaps if they dropped the price to say eur 2 more would visit? It looked lovely from the outside.

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  • "Beautiful church and abbey."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Bill T (Charleston, South Carolina) on 29/03/2024

    Beautiful church and abbey. And the town is interesting as well with its history of cats. One of the highlights of our visit to Gascony.

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  • "Superb cathedral"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Christopher C (Andover, United Kingdom) on 04/03/2024

    Superb cathedral. I could imagine myself here at services on high days such as Easter and Christmas. Enjoyed climbing up the tower and seeing the bells. My partner & I are church bellringers in...

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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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