Opening: Monday to Saturday


Saint-Riquier represents a living testimony of history thanks to its various monuments such as, the Abbey, the Hôtel-Dieu and its baroque chapel, but also the Napoleon house. Or the 12th century belfry, testimony of one of the oldest municipalities in France.

The abbey

On the slopes of the Somme valley, a majestic abbey of some 1,400 years of history stands. The Somme Departmental Council owns it since 1972 ; today, it has welcomed into its midst our cultural center.

Guided tours

The Abbey - Departmental Cultural Center offers heritage tours, as well as thematic tours such as the "electric torch" night visit of the prestigious monument and many other surprises.


The Gallo-Roman city of Centule, today Saint-Riquier, is the gateway to maritime Picardy. Learn more about the history and heritage of one of the oldest municipalities in France.


The Royal Abbey of Saint-Riquier welcomes you all year round to discover a rich and diversified cultural program made up of shows, exhibitions and cultural actions. The partnerships developed with Radio France and the Center Pompidou, artist residencies, offer unique artistic encounters. You will also find the Festival de Saint-Riquier Baie de Somme every summer, an unmissable musical event that shines in the north-west of France.

Cultural Season

The team of the Abbey of Saint-Riquier offers you a rich and varied cultural season of shows. Concerts, theater, One Man Show, cultural events, exhibitions and many other activities related to culture and the art world.


Big names and pretty discoveries, intimate concerts and large-scale shows, in July the Festival marks its territories and rigorously combines artistic genres in a festive state of mind.

Centre Pompidou

The Departmental Cultural Center has a partnership with the Pompidou Center. The two institutions join their expertise in the field of contemporary art and audiences.


The artistic residence of the Abbey of Saint-Riquier offers local artists the granting of a space promoting the creation and exhibition of works of art, or the development of live shows.

Departmental Choir

The Departmental Choir of the Somme is open to anyone with musical and vocal experience, and wishing to join an amateur and demanding choir training at the same time.


The Departmental Council of the Somme wishes to promote access to culture from the earliest young age. The cultural center offers many workshops to raise awareness of the arts and culture, artistic practices or meetings with works and artists.

Studio Créa

Studio Créa is a space of creation and cultural openness dedicated to young people. In collaboration with artists from all walks of life, regular workshops are offered all year long during school periods and during holidays.


For school audiences : the educational service offers guided tours and mediation workshops related to heritage, exhibitions and the cultural season.


At the gates of the Baie de Somme, the Abbey of Saint-Riquier is an exceptional heritage site that offers shared workspaces, places of exchange, gardens inviting breathing or conviviality and an auditorium with a cultural vocation. . Artists, craftsmen, entrepreneurs and teleworkers meet there. Professionals, individuals, associations, collectives or communities, multidisciplinary ... the Abbey of Saint-Riquier welcomes you!

Seminars / Rental

Personalized welcome and tailor-made services for the implementation of your seminars, conferences, exhibitions and other events. Restaurant room / conference room and video projection / meeting rooms.

Partnership / Sponsorship

The Saint-Riquier Cultural Center warmly thanks its patrons for their invaluable support. Their generosity and commitment contribute to the musical and cultural influence of the Department.


Contact us for any information. (of Tuesday to Friday, of 10 am – 12 noon at 2 pm-5pm)


Place de l'Eglise, 80135 Saint-Riquier