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Flaran Abbey, Regional and Patrimonial Center

Flaran Abbey founds its origins in Escaladieu Abbey (Hautes – Pyrenees). Founded in 1151 in the Baïse river valley, Flaran is one of the most well preserved abbeys in the southwest of France. The monastic buildings and gardens are located in the heart of a park which is a perfect illustration of a 12th century Cistercian plan, renovated until the 18th century. Affected by historical vicissitudes, sold out during Revolution’s period, and in danger to be demolished before World War I, the site was purchased in 1972 by the Regional Council of Gers which realized since that date an intense restoration campaign.

Flaran Abbey is listed as an historical monument and organizes many cultural activities since 2000. Located here are the headquarters of Heritage and Museums Conservation Center for the Department Council. In 2011, it was granted the label ” Grand Site ” (Major Site) by Midi–Pyrénées region.

Gers, land of legends and symbols

Located on the way to St. Jacques de Compostella, in the heart of Gascony and birthplace of the famous D’Artagnan, Gers is a land of history, with 7 museums (6 are recognized at a departmental level) and almost 300 historical monuments, from typical Gers « bastides » (fortified towns) to the very beautiful Cistercian Abbey of Flaran (1151), from the vestige of Séviac to the Sainte Marie d’Auch Cathedral (1489) and its famous 18 stained-glass windows from Sir Arnaud de Moles.

Paths of St. Jacques de Compostella are still today one of the three most important pilgrimages of Christianity after Jerusalem and Roma. More and more believers and non-believers walk along this spiritual road, punctuated with chapels, abbeys and multiple relics that testify this pilgrimage history since the 9th century.

At Flaran Abbey, you may enjoy the exhibition « The Gers Jacquaire, on the paths of St. Jacques de Compostella in the Gers ». The unique permanent presentation on this topic in Midi-Pyrénées.