Founded in the 12th century, the Benedictine abbey of Sainte-Marie de Longues is an exceptional testimony to Norman religious life in the Middle Ages, but also to its architecture and decorative arts. The restorations undertaken since the last century have made it a jewel of Norman heritage, leading to its classification as a Historical Monument in 2006.

The owners, who are passionate about preserving and enhancing the abbey, have succeeded one another from the 1930s to the present day. The family who currently owns the abbey makes every effort to make Longues Abbey known and loved, in conjunction with an association of village residents.

A comfortable and spacious gîte (sleeps 10) can be booked by the week. A program of historical, cultural and musical events is organized during the high season, accessible on this site as well as on social networks. ¹

The abbey was selected in 2019 to represent the Normandy Region in the heritage lottery: the restoration of the church choir and the change of the slates on the roof of the monks’ refectory  started in the spring of 2021 and will be completed in 2023.