Eight panels line the route, which begins at the foot of the church and climbs to the Saint-Bernard chapel. Written by the Emergences teaching team, coordinated by Ilios Kotsou, each panel is an invitation to explore an attitude of mindfulness: non-judgment, patience, beginner's mind, trust, acceptance, gratitude, generosity and kindness.

We were inspired to offer a meditation path in this location because it naturally inspires contemplation, as you can discover for yourself. Loaded with history, silences, both a place of life and reflection, this monument welcomes you on its meditative trail, the time of a shared path.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness meditation suggests pausing to observe and feel what's going on inside and around you and then, perhaps acting more consciously instead of reacting. Ilios Kotsou adds: Learning to live mindfully means exercising your ability to step outside your automatisms and be more present to your own life.

What's it for?

Meditating allows you to discover keys to developing your inner serenity, improving your well-being, getting to know yourself and others better, (re)connecting with your values and therefore taking better care of yourself, others and the world.

Open all year round

Access to the meditation path is included in the Abbey entrance fee. If you regularly practice mindfulness meditation and would like to come back to settle down at various times of the year, consider taking an annual pass.

Please note, the meditation path is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. The trail is located in an area with many stairs.

A notebook with the texts of the mindfulness meditation path is available for €2.