Museum Le Prieuré


This 12th century cloister of golden stones, Benedictine monks, canonesses-comttesses etc. is a magnificent site rich in fascinating history worth discovering or re-discovering.

This monastic complex, built over the course of three centuries (10th, 11th and 12th), was, for three centuries, inhabited by Benedictine monks under the Cluny rule, and by the Benedictines of Grelonges (canonesses) for five centuries, under the Archdiocese of Lyon.

The priory, its museum and their surroundings make for an interesting visit, and shows how the sisters' social structure was set up in the 18th century, with a chapter, its courtyard and the houses the sisters lived in.

3 rue de l'Église, 69460 Salles-Arbuissonnas-en-Beaujolais