An exceptional 12th century religious building
In the commune of Crots, 10km from the Sunêlia La Presqu'île campsite, through the Boscodon forest, discover an essential place of worship around Lake Serre-Ponçon: Boscodon Abbey.
Romanesque in style, it was first attached to the Chalaisian monastic order, then became Benedictine in the 15th century. It was one of the largest abbeys in the region in the Middle Ages and was home to monks.
In the 18th century, it became part of the Archdiocese of Embrun. During the French Revolution, a hamlet was built around the abbey church, which became a stable, cowshed and dwelling. The inhabitants left in the 20th century.
In 1972, the abbey became part of the Dominican Order, where friars and sisters settled down, took up residence and restored the building, which was classified as a Historic Monument in part in 1989 and again in 1999. It took almost 40 years to restore the building. The community is still present in the sanctuary.
Today, the abbey church is open every day.
The cloister, museum and adjoining rooms are also accessible during the bookshop's opening hours, and on request.
In summer, guided tours, events, concerts and workshops are offered.