Would you like to discover one of the most beautiful Cistercian abbeys in France in an original way and at the same time live a unique experience? Head to the charming village of Villeveyrac to visit Valmagne Abbey.
A little history
Founded in 1139, this historic monument is one of the best preserved examples of Cistercian art, with its 29-metre-high central nave, its 9 chapels, its Romanesque cloister, its fountain and its medieval garden...
But its particularity lies in its cellar and in its 35 hectares which are among the oldest vineyards of Languedoc. We won't tell you any more and we'll let you discover the secrets of this pure Cistercian jewel through its treasure hunt.
The lost treasure of the colours of Valmagne
A bag full of surprising objects and a mysterious map are the first step in this treasure hunt. Your goal: to find the lost treasure of the colours of Valmagne!
For almost two hours, wander through the different rooms of Valmagne Abbey with your family and try to solve the riddles and decipher the codes. From the cloister to the medieval garden, via the collection of vines, the parlour, the washbasin and even the interior of the tuns, this fantastic story will help you discover the abbey's secret places.
And what better way to reward your efforts than with a tasting of the abbey's wines, and grape juice for the little explorers? You can also extend this gourmet interlude in the farm inn, where dishes from the estate's vegetable garden are served.
Tip: A family rate of €35 is available for this treasure hunt (2 adults and 2-3 children under 18).