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For over 900 years, l'église Saint-NicolasThe Abbey of Saint-Nicolas, also known as the Abbatiale Saint-Nicolas, overlooks the Oise valley from a rocky promontory, like a fortified castle.

This priory church is a masterpiece of transitional artThis was the pivotal period between Romanesque and Gothic art.

Until the Revolution, the church depended on the Cluniac monastery of Saint-LeuIt is now privately owned and can be visited during the Heritage Days.

When can you visit the Abbey of Saint-Nicolas?

Rarely open to the public, you can still discover the interior of the Abbey of Saint-Nicolas in Saint-Leu-d'Esserent. Sunday afternoons from May to Septemberfor self-guided tours. Explanatory panels accompany your visit.

Outside these hours, a glass airlock allows you to admire the interior of the church, every day, all year round.

You can also take one of the guided tours offered by the Creil Sud Oise Tourist Office to find out all about the architecture of the Abbey Church and the secrets of the life of the monks who once lived here under the strict rule of Saint-Benoît, as well as the history of the Dammartin family, the lords who built the priory. Go to Creil Sud Oise Tourist Office online diary !

Complete your visit!

The Abbey Church is located in a medieval quarter where you can admire the medieval gateway to the old town as you wander along the paths. Prioryas well as Cave Banvin where the monks stored their barrels of wine.


  • Guided tour: no
  • Free visit: no

Tour languages

  • French



  • Free parking
  • Bathroom


From 04 June to 17 September
Sunday Open from 14h30 à 18h