Daoulas Abbey - Pays de Landerneau Daoulas Tourisme


Daoulas Abbey and its gardens, an exceptional site!

Daoulas Abbey - Pays de Landerneau Daoulas Tourisme

The Abbey heritage site

Daoulas Abbey was founded at the beginning of the 12th century by the Canons Regular of the Order of Saint Augustine, who remained there until 1790. During this period, the site was maintained, enlarged and embellished, and today's site still bears many reminders of this splendor: the Romanesque cloister, the12th-century abbey church, the porch, the fountain, the oratory... During your visit, you'll be able to discover the full history of this exceptional site thanks to the interpretation panels.

Medicinal plant gardens

What makes Daoulas Abbey so special are its magnificent gardens, which have been awarded the "Jardin Remarquable" label. Spread over 5 hectares on two terraces, they are home to no fewer than 300 species of medicinal and aromatic plants from all over the world.

Daoulas Abbey and its gardens - Landerneau Daoulas Tourisme
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A remarkable garden

The walk is a real invitation to travel, an awakening of the senses, an almost meditative moment. Discover plants such as Atlas blue cedar, patchouli and tea tree. Continue the stroll through the medicinal tree garden, recently awarded the " Victoire d'or aux Victoires du paysage 2021".

Come and discover the new interpretation trail at Daoulas Abbey. Inaugurated in September 2022, this new tour route, punctuated by some 15 informative panels, offers the keys to understanding the history of the site and the medicinal plant garden.
The new tour is open to all.

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Exhibitions at Daoulas Abbey

Like the other sites in the Chemins du Patrimoine en Finistère network, the Abbey hosts high-quality, internationally-renowned exhibitions every year.Openness to others and to the world is the common thread running through each of these events, thanks to a variety of media accessible to all audiences. To get the most out of your visit, opt for a guided tour!

En 2024, l’Abbaye de Daoulas présente « Des samouraïs au kawaii », une exposition qui explore les relations tissées entre le Japon et l’Occident, du 16e siècle jusqu’à nos jours.

And also...

Parallel to each exhibition, workshops are offered: garden walks, family café philo, shows, concerts...

A stone's throw from the Abbey

Photographic walks in Daoulas

Each year, the photo exhibition leaves the walls of the Abbey and links up with a themed photographic trail, set up in the Abbey gardens and on the walls of the town of Daoulas. A great way to extend your visit and discover the charm of the little town, its stones and its heritage!

Pour l’édition 2024, l’Abbaye et la ville présentent le travail de deux photographes, Françoise Huguier et Hans Silvester, sur le thème du Japon, en écho à l’exposition « Des samouraïs au kawaii. 

Photographic walks in Daoulas - Tourism Landerneau Daoulas
How do I get there?

Discover Daoulas, the charm of Finistère!

By car

  • Access via RN12 from Paris-Rennes-Saint-Brieuc
  • Access via RN165 from Nantes, Vannes, Quimper

By train

  • Landerneau SNCF train station

By bus 

  • Route 39 Landerneau-Daoulas

By plane

  • Brest-Bretagne Airport
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