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Abbaye de Sylvanès, Aveyron © Anaïs Arnal - Tourisme Aveyron
Abbaye de Sylvanès

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The history of this rural commune is inseparable from that of its abbey.
ounded by the companions of Saint Bernard, in a fertile valley with its gently sloping wooded sides, it was the first Cistercian abbey built in the Rouergue in the 12th century.

L’abbaye de Sylvanès au coeur de la nature, Aveyron © T. Lambelin - FAHPA
L’abbaye de Sylvanès au coeur de la nature

Sylvanès Abbey

A monastic architecture that bears witness to one of the greatest spiritual and artistic moments in the Western world.
Sylvanès, one of the first Cistercian abbeys to be founded in the Aveyron, has, since its restoration, experienced a cultural and spiritual influence that goes far beyond our frontiers.
The International Festival of Sacred Music takes place each year in July and August and now figures amongst the main national festivals.
The abbey also organises different courses on singing and choir singing, iconography, floral art, painting, book binding and theatre from June to September.
Visit Sylvanès abbey

L'Eglise Russe (Orthodox church)

Continuing along this same road, at the heart of the mountains appears the Russian Orthodox church, emblem of friendship and of spiritual and cultural exchange.
Visit Russian Orthodox church

Eglise orthodoxe russe à Sylvanès, Aveyron © C. Bousquet - CD12
Eglise orthodoxe russe à Sylvanès

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