Saint-Benoît d’En Calcat Abbey is an active Benedictine abbey belonging to the Subiaco Mont-Cassin congregation. It is located in the hamlet of En Calcat, near Dourgne in the Tarn department (Occitania, France). In 2021, the community had around 40 monks.

The abbey is renowned for its edition of the Livres d’Heures d’En Calcat, with a repertoire of new hymns in French. The liturgy is celebrated in French, with some Gregorian chants.

The Abbey Sainte-Scholastique, an abbey of nuns, is located 1,200 meters from En Calcat, before the village of Dourgne.

En Calcat was founded in 1890 by Dom Romain Banquet (de) (1840-1929), a native of the area, who came from the Pierre-Qui-Vire abbey with a group of monks. This foundation was carried out on the advice of one of his mentees, Marie Cronier, of the Abbey of Jouarre, in parallel with a foundation of Benedictine nuns in Dourgne, the Abbey of Sainte-Scholastique. En-Calcat became an abbey in 1894.

Address: 1 Av. d’En Calcat, 81110 Dourgne, France

Working hours:

Tuesday 10 AM–12 PM, 2:30–5:30 PM
Wednesday 10 AM–12 PM, 2:30–5:30 PM
Thursday 10 AM–12 PM, 2:30–5:30 PM
Friday 10 AM–12 PM, 2:30–5:30 PM
Saturday 10 AM–12 PM, 2:30–5:30 PM
Sunday 10 AM–12 PM, 2:30–5:30 PM
Monday Closed

How to get to?

From Paris: 8 hr 17 min (714 km) via A20

From Toulouse: 1 hr 10 min (74.3 km) via N126

From Andorra: 3 hr 7 min (206 km) via N20

From Barcelona: 4 hr 5 min (378 km) via AP-7

From Madrid: 9 hr 8 min (787 km) via A-2

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