Through its dedication to heritage and its cultural activity, Royaumont has developed expertise in transmission: our history conferences and our hands-on workshops designed for adults are particularly popular with groups. Prices quoted are in addition to the entrance fee (7.50 € per person)

Royaumont of yesterday, Royaumont today

The Cavaillé-Coll organ

A musical presentation of the instrument

Duration 1h | 220 €

The Abbey refectory houses a large organ built by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll in 1864 and listed as part of France’s national heritage. An organist will share with you the strange story of this magnificent instrument, illustrating his points with various musical interpretations.
For groups of up to 40.

Royaumont, a war hospital,


Duration 1h30 | 220 €

During the First World War, Royaumont was turned into a hospital where over 8,000 soldiers were cared for. Discover the exceptional story of the Scottish women who managed the establishment.
For groups of up to 40.

Introduction to the Henry et Isabel Goüin Library


Duration : 1h30 | 220 €

Nathalie Le Gonidec, in charge of archives at the Royaumont Foundation, presents the history and secrets of the Henry et Isabel Goüin Library, with its holdings of over 20,000 volumes kept in a remarkable Neo-Gothic hall.
For groups of up to 40.

Royaumont, 1791-1905, a monument reinvented


Duration 1h30 | 220 €

Conference • Turned into a cotton mill during the French Revolution, before housing a novitiate during the second half of the 19th century, the Abbey underwent major changes after the forced departure of the last Cistercian monks.
For groups of up to 40.

Arts & Crafts



Duration 1h30 | 400 €

Discover the craft of medieval stone-cutters. Participants actually cut stone, and take their samples home.
For groups of up to 20.

Choral singing


Duration 1h30 | 450 €

A session dedicated to basic singing techniques and more specifically to the joy of singing chorally. Participants become confident in their ability to sing.
For groups of up to 100.

Introduction to wine-tasting


Duration 1h30 | à partir de 550 €

An oenologist shares his passion for wine. His general introduction leads to actual wine-tasting, builds on existing knowledge, and opens to the discovery of new wine-growing soils. The oenologist in charge selects his wines from small independent vintners, who all work traditionally.
Before or after a meal

Bien-être & jardins

Initiation au Qi-Gong


Duration : 1h | 300 €

Qigong, a Chinese martial art, uses movement, posture, breathing exercises, and self-massage. It combines body work, breathing control and concentration to maintain health and energy and achieve relaxation and inner calm, as well as physical and emotional balance.
For groups of up to 30.