Founded in 1151 in the valley of the Fall (Grand Site de Midi-Pyrénées), the Cistercian Abbey of Flaran is one of the best preserved of the South-West of France.
Located close to the Bastide de Valence sur Baise in northern Gers, this jewel of Cistercian art in Gascony are the perfect illustration of a Cistercian complex twelfth century, rebuilt in the eighteenth century. The monastic buildings (church, cloister, chapel house, refectory, dormitory abbey home) and gardens revealed during the visit.
During your journey, you will also discover a unique collection of artwork from the sixteenth to the twentieth century (Cézanne, Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, Monet, Braque, Tiepolo, Rubens, Courbet, Rodin …) for a wonderful journey to the heart of european artistic movements.
Marked by the vicissitudes of history, the Abbey was bought by the Department of Gers in 1972. Result of an intense campaign of restoration since the county center Flaran Abbey developed numerous cultural activities (exhibitions, concerts of classical music …) through the Departmental Heritage Preservation.