Why did you settle in this region, in this place and not elsewhere ?
It was at the joint request of the Prefecture of the Oise and the Ministry of Culture that we, Club du Vieux Manoir, took charge of the Royal Abbey Saint Jean-Baptiste du Moncel in 1984. For more than 30 years now we have been dedicated to restoring and reviving this exceptional building from the Middle Ages by organising young volunteer workshops, tours, exhibitions and festivals.
What can you offer people staying with you ?
The Abbey of Moncel hosts visitors, exhibitions, wedding receptions and young volunteers who join us during their holidays to learn about its heritage and restoration. Visits are free from Wednesday to Friday and on Sundays between 14:00 and 18:00, Saturday is by guided tour only at 14:30 or 16:30. Contemporary art exhibitions, game festivals, an orchid show, workshops on stained-glass windows and a permanent exhibition presenting daily life in the monasteries are scattered around the site and the six hectares of landscaped parkland. Although it is open for tours and receptions, the Abbey does not offer any accommodation.