The Pommiers-en-Forez priory (Fr. Prieuré de Pommiers-en-Forez) is located in the Loire department at Pommiers (France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Massif Central)

The first documents concerning Pommiers have disappeared. It seems that towards the end of the 9th century, perhaps around 878 or 891, monks coming from the abbey of Nantua settled down and founded a Benedictine monastery in Pommiers. This one passes in 960 under the authority of the abbey of Cluny, since Nantua and its dependences are absorbed by the order of Cluny which becomes more and more powerful at this time.

The priory fell in order at the beginning of the 16th century. The priory house was then built. Among some great priors: Merand de Grolée-Viriville, Antoine d’Hostun, the seven priors of the family of Rostaing, Raymond de Nolhac.

During the French Revolution, in 1790, the monks left the priory and the latter was sold as national property.

A large part of the priory was classified as historical monument in 1983.

GPS coordinates: 45° 49′ 44″ N, 4° 03′ 51″ E

Address: Vieux Village, Le Bourg, 42260 Pommiers-en-Forez, France


Friday 10 AM–1 PM, 2–6 PM
Saturday 10 AM–1 PM, 2–6 PM
Sunday 10 AM–1 PM, 2–6 PM
Monday 10 AM–1 PM, 2–6 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10 AM–1 PM, 2–6 PM
Thursday 10 AM–1 PM, 2–6 PM

Phone: +33 4 77 65 46 22

Shortest distances by car

From Paris: 4 hr 41 min (500 km) via A71

From Lyon: 1 hr 5 min (85.8 km) via A89

From Toulouse: 4 hr 31 min (482 km) via A20 and A89

From Marseille: 3 hr 55 min (394 km) via A7

From Monaco: 5 hr 38 min (575 km) via A8 and A7

From Andorra: 6 hr 58 min (673 km) via A20 and A89

From Madrid: 11 hr 10 min (1,165 km) via A89

From Moscow: 31 hr (3,035 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 15 hr 28 min (1,564 km) via E70 and A4

From Istanbul: 26 hr (2,512 km) via A4

From Bern: 3 hr 57 min (396 km) via A1

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