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Abbaye de Saint-Maurice - basilique, trésor et site archéologique

Located in Wallis, the Abbey of Saint Maurice was founded by Prince Sigismund of Burgundy in 515. A unique site in the West, the Monastery has been in constant use since its foundation some 1’500 years ago. Every year, the site hosts visitors and pilgrims from all around the world.

Taking advantage of the celebration of its 1500th anniversary, the Abbey opened its doors to the public and presented a new museum space, with a new exhibition and multiple sites opened to the public.
Through voice and music, the original audio system will guide the visitor to through the discovery of the Basilica, the archaeological site and the jewels of the new treasury room.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 2014

©Abbaye de Saint-Maurice/Thematis/Glassey et Martinez, phot.
©Abbaye de Saint-Maurice/Thematis/Glassey et Martinez, phot.
©Abbaye de Saint-Maurice/Thematis/Glassey et Martinez, phot.
©Abbaye de Saint-Maurice/Thematis/Glassey et Martinez, phot.
Abbaye de Saint-Maurice - Cloître Sainte-Catherine
Abbaye de Saint-Maurice - Cloître Sainte-Catherine

Current exhibitions

Le chanoine Bourban et les premières églises d'Agaune

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Nouvelle exposition qui rend hommage au chanoine Pierre Bourban décédé le 22 septembre 1920. Curieux et intrigué par la grande histoire de l’Abbaye de Saint-Maurice, il décide en 1896, avec l’accord du Conseil d’État Valaisan, de lancer les premières fouilles archéologiques sur le site de l’Abbaye millénaire pour découvrir les traces de ses origines. Une fouille qui durera plus de 10 ans et qui mettra au jour les cinq anciennes églises disparues ainsi que le tombeau de saint Maurice.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Le chanoine Bourban et les premières églises d'Agaune
  • History
    History
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • Archaeology
    Archaeology

Location of the museum

Avenue d'Agaune 19
1890 Saint-Maurice

Location/directions

Railway 5 minutes' walk from the railway station. You can check the Swiss railway timetable at. www.cff.ch A9 motorway, exit 20 (Saint-Maurice) Parkings and set-down for coaches nearby

Open

From April to October
Tuesday to Friday: 10 am-5.30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1.30 pm-5.30 pm
Closed on Mondays, except:
Easter Monday and Whitsun Monday

From November to March
Tuesday to Sunday 1.30 pm-5.30 pm

Average visit time: 90 minutes
Holidays: www.abbaye-stmaurice.ch

Admission

Adults: CHF 15.-
Concessions*: CHF 13.-
Children (6-16 years): CHF 9.-

GROUPS (from 10 people)
Group of adults: CHF 12.-
Group of children: CHF 7.-

*pensioners, disabled persons, unemployed, students

GUIDED VISITS
Admission price + CHF 120.- per guide (max. 20 people)

Contact

Abbaye de Saint-Maurice - basilique, trésor et site archéologique
Avenue d'Agaune 19
1890 Saint-Maurice
024 485 15 34 Telephone
visite@abbaye-stmaurice.ch
http://www.abbaye-stmaurice.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport