CLAIRVAUX 2022

Call for ideas

Founded in the 12th century, the Clairvaux Abbey is a true historical jewel, located in the Aube department in France, 2h30 from Paris. Today, its monastic and carceral complex is open to the public, while other buildings on the property house a prison. The penitentiary center will cease activity in 2022. The State, owner of the Clairvaux Abbey, is seeking an economic, touristic, and/or cultural revival for this site. With this in mind, a call for ideas has been officially launched for the purpose of gathering proposals for converting this site. If you would like to submit a project, please read the terms and respond to the call for ideas, or simply deposit your suggestions in the citizen’s idea box.

IT ALL STARTED IN THE 12TH CENTURY

Founded in the 12th century, the Clairvaux Abbey is a Cistercian abbey, which includes no less than 350 daughter houses. In 1808, Clairvaux became a prison and its Abbey was destroyed, taking with it part of its history. A veritable historical treasure, the Clairvaux Abbey has a stock of more than 1800 works. Today the Clairvaux Abbey Renaissance Association brings part of the abbey to life by hosting various tourist activities throughout the year.

CLAIRVAUX IN A FEW WORDS:

  1. Cistercian Abbey of the 12th century
  2. Nearly 350 daughter houses
  3. Stock of 1800 works
  4. In 1808, Clairvaux became a prison and the abbey was destroyed
  5. 31 hectare surface area

LOCATED IN CHAMPAGNE, 2H30 FROM PARIS AND AT THE GATES OF BURGUNDY

The Clairvaux Abbey is located in Ville-sous-la-Ferte, in the Aube department (10). You can also get here:

By car

  1. 50 min from Troyes
  2. 1h20 from Dijon
  3. 1h40 from Reims
  4. 2h30 from Paris
  5. 2h30 from Luxembourg & Belfort
  6. 3h30 from Strasbourg, Lyon & Genève
  7. 4h from Bruxelles
  8. 5h30 from London

By Train

  1. With SNCF : Paris – Belfort – Mulhouse (1h30 Paris – Troyes)
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How to participate ?

Download the booklet to get more informations.

Any question ?

Visit our website : FAQ
Contact us : contact@clairvaux2022.fr

Project Actors

This call for ideas is launched by the State and association with the following partners