Our “Tourism & Disability” approach

L’abbaye en cours de démarche

The Trizay Abbey aims to ensure that all visitors have access to its heritage and tourist information. It is currently in the process of obtaining the “Tourism & Handicap” label.


Tourism & Handicap (T&H) is the only state mark awarded to tourism professionals committed to a quality approach focused on accessibility to leisure activities and vacations for all.

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During 2023, the abbey put in place a number of systems to facilitate access for all types of disability. The Abbey’s trained team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Access is easy from the parking lot to the reception area, with a dedicated parking space and a gentle slope to the reception area. A bell is available if you have difficulty entering the building, and there is a specially equipped counter inside the reception area. The abbey is partially accessible to people with motor disabilities. The team is at your disposal to install an access ramp for rooms with a step on the first floor. A virtual tour of the second floor is currently underway: with the aid of a 3D helmet, you will also be able to see the dormitories and their 16th-17th century paintings. The site also has disabled WCs at reception.

A 3D model is available in the abbey cellar. It enables visitors to touch the volume of the abbey, the existing buildings and the hypothesis of restitution thanks to a difference in texture.

An adapted sensory tour is also available, by reservation on 05 46 82 34 25 or at contact@abbayedetrizay17.fr.

Trizay Abbey’s reception area is equipped with an audio induction loop, enabling people with hearing aids to hear clearly, without any interfering noise. A film with subtitles shows a 3D reconstruction of the abbey.
There is also a written guide o the abbey available in : French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch

Pour une meilleure compréhension de l’histoire de l’abbaye, des documents Faciles à Lire et à Comprendre (FALC) sont mis à disposition. Des pictogrammes simples permettent le bon repérage  dans l’espace de l’accueil (flyers, numéros d’urgence, …).


Disabled persons: €4 (upon presentation of proof).

Free admission for one accompanying person.

Supplement of €4 for a guided tour during the summer.

Group visits (min. 15 people): All year round by appointment for groups. Themed tours can also be arranged to suit your requirements. Contact 05 46 82 34 25 or contact@abbayedetrizay.fr

Your visit to Trizay and the surrounding area


Before or after your visit to the abbey, you can enjoy a meal at the Auberge du Bon Accueil in the village of Trizay, or at the Auberge du Lac, both of which are open-air restaurants. For a stroll, you can walk around the Lac du Bois Fleuri, which is within easy reach. If you’re looking for accommodation in the area, click on this link =>) ce lien ), where you will find  all certified tourism and handicap establishments within 20km of Trizay.

 All certified tourism and handicap establishments within 20km of Trizay.
The Hèbre museum and the architecture and heritage interpretation center in Rochefort.
The National Maritime Museum in Rochefort.
Rochefort's Museum of Old-Time shops.
The Royal Rope Factory in Rochefort.
The Transbordeur Bridge in Echillais.
Boyard Cruise at Fouras-les-Bains.
The Chassiron lighthouse at Saint-Denis-d'Oléron.
The aquaculture farm on Île Madame.
The Fort on Île Madame.
Moëze-Oléron natural reserve.
ecomuseum of the peninsula at Port-des-Barques.
Small train and the "Buffet de la gare" of Saint-Trojan-les-Bains.
The Saint-Césaire Paleosite.

For information and advice, some Charente-Maritime tourist offices are also certified: