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The Old Monastery of Sainte-Croix Welcome Centre
Centre international de séjour (accommodation for young people)

The Old Monastery of Sainte-Croix Welcome Centre

The Old Monastery of Sainte-Croix Welcome Centre
54 place de l'Eglise Temple26150 Sainte-Croix

10 minutes drive from Die, at the heart of a village perched on the hills, this ancient restored monastery welcomes music groups, dancers, botanists, hikers, yogi and groups of friends ... for training or professional development sessions, workshops and conferences in a friendly atmosphere.

With 27 redecorated and fully furnished rooms with 1 to 4 beds, this ancient monastery, built during the twelfth century, was a commandership belonging to Saint Anthony monks order. Turned into an International Welcome Centre, it accommodates up to 51 persons and offers high quality service while keeping its original monastic heritage. Full or half board available and possibility to hire function rooms. Self-catering available under certain conditions.
You are planning training sessions, workshops or a family gathering? We can offer three seminar rooms of 35, 45 and 60 square meters each, a conference/workshop room of 100 meters square, a performance hall in the basement and a workshop room (function room) of 200 square meters. Meal are served either in one of the two vaulted dinning-rooms or outside in the courtyard and are always a friendly occasion. Most of the ingredients on the menus are local and organic.
Local produce sold on site: Clairette de Die sparkling wine, herbal teas, floral waters, plant based essential oils, jams, honey, pâtés, soaps, jewelleries, postcards...
Parkland of two hectares, an ethno-botanic garden of aromatic and medicinal plants are here for you to discover. Guided visits of the physic garden and botanical workshops (contact Lise-May Viment : 06 71 83 98 14)
Information panels on the Order of Saint Antony monks and their natural medicine accessible at all time.
Painting, sculptures and photographic exhibition gallery open from 10 am to 5 pm. For the program of concerts and performances, check the ‘événements’ page on our website. Well-being massages available:
To find out more about the history of this ancient monastery and download a sonic walk commissioned by ‘La bande sonore’ society, check our ‘Histoire du Monastère’ page at:

Our site is equipped for camping. Groups of 13 and over are preferred. To hire the entire location (building + activity rooms + catering services) please contact us. Minimum individual stay of 2 nights and subject to availability.
Our services and offers are fully accessible and include accessible bathroom and toilets.
Room accommodating people with reduced mobility includes a disabled toilet.
Please note that with the current restrictions due to COVID-19 we are unable to welcome single guests.
Find out more on our health and safety policy at:

Please note

  • Gift voucher :
    Offer a well-being massage voucher.
  • Tips :
    Are you looking for a place to organise training seminars, workshops with your business partners or to gather for an annual general meeting? Only 2 hours from Lyon and 2h30 from Marseille, the Monastery is an exceptional location: original and relaxing, an ideal place to combine business and leisure. Our working rooms are comfortable and perfectly adapted for 20 to 200 persons, a lounge, and fiber optic wifi.

    Are you a member of a hiking club? The Monastery is a perfect starting point for many walks and mountain bike trails in the Drôme Valley, the Diois and the Vercors.
    Sainte-Croix is on the Huguenots International Itinerary.
    Are you looking for a place to organise a family or friends gathering? You can hire the entire location and enjoy the uniqueness of the Monastery, of original heritage, a park and gardens and catering using local produce.

Our services

  • Terrace
  • Wi-fi
  • Car park
  • Baby equipment
  • Room hire

Further information

  • Shelter for bikes/mountain bikes
  • Function/entertainment room
  • Fenced grounds
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Fenced communal grounds
  • Car park
  • Sustainable development
  • Garden
  • Equipment store closed
  • Park
  • Parking
  • Private parking
  • Waste management
  • Shared garden
  • Separate garden
  • Rain water collectors
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  • Room hire
  • Full-board
  • Bedlinen hire
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Wi-fi
  • Half-board
  • Tourist brochures
  • Linen hire
  • Equipment hire
  • Booking of general amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Picnic hampers
  • Beds made on arrival
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  • Baby equipment
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sheets and towels included
  • Hand wash basins with hot water
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Living room
  • Baby bed
  • Baby chair
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  • Capacity : 51 people
  • Number of accommodations : 51
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Accommodation formula
  • Full-board
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  • Special group
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From 20/03 to 01/12.


Half board (pp): 62.50 € (1 night+1 meal+breakfast
Children under 12 (part of a family staying -30%) : 50,80 €)
Full board (pp): 72.50 € (1 night+2 meals+breakfast
Children under 12 (part of a family staying -30%): 43,80 €)
Tourist taxes: 0.70 € (not included).

Free entry for children < 3 years.

We welcome groups only.
Personalised quote on request.
Room cleaning service, bath towels hire, coffee break pastries and sound system hire, well-being massages, botanical workshops, visit of the botanical garden, heritage tour of the monastery are available, booking is essential.
A single occupancy charge applies for room of 2, 3 or 4 beds: 20 € all taxes included / night / bedroom.
Tent accommodation (bring your own equipment) 2 nights minimum: 52,50 €/person for half board, 62,50 €/person for full board.
37 € extra/day/person for an additional night.

Tax not included.

Payment method : Bank/credit card, Check, Cash, Credit transfer

Salles de réunion

Nombre de salle de réunion équipées : 5
Capacité max d'accueil : 400 people
Nombre de salles modulables : 1

Prestations : Concert/events, Family Reception/drinks reception, Exhibition/trade fair, Seminar/meeting.

Salle Parquet :
The Salle Parquet is the monk’s former refectory. Stunning, renovated room with wooden floorboards and ceiling with sculpted beams and views over the courtyard, perfect for conferences or performances…Good acoustics, blackout curtains and double-glazing. Wifi access and audio-video projections available. Prices incl. taxes and depend on whether you rent the room on its own or with accommodation.
Maximum capacity : 150 people
Tarif de la salle : €

Salle en Bois :
The Salle en Bois is a beautiful room with wooden floorboards, French style ceilings and decorated mantelpiece. Square shaped with South facing views over the mountains, ideal for meetings and workshops. Prices will depend on whether you rent the room on its own or with accommodation.
Maximum capacity : 20 people
Tarif de la salle : €

Salle Chapelle :
The Salle Chapelle if the convent’s former chapel. Its size is ideal for small group meetings and workshops. Close to the South terrace.
Prices incl. taxes and depend on whether you rent the room on its own or with accommodation.
Maximum capacity : 20 people
Tarif de la salle : €

Salle des Antonins :
The Salle des Antonins is a large room located at the entrance of the monastery with an access to the village square. Beautiful size for artist residencies (out of season) and events. Includes a toilet and showers. Prices incl. taxes and depend on whether you rent the room on its own or with accommodation.
Maximum capacity : 200 people
Tarif de la salle : €

Salle spectacle :
Performance Hall
This small theater, located in the cellar of the Monastery and renovated in 2014 is perfect for intimate performances. It seats 30. The room is not heated. Prices incl. taxes and depend on whether you rent the room on its own or with accommodation.
Maximum capacity : 30 people
Tarif de la salle : €

Salle de l'âne :
The Salle de L’âne with its heated wooden floorboards is a 60m² vaulted room located in the former stables of the monastery. Perfect for yoga classes, working sessions and workshops.Prices incl. taxes and depend on whether you rent the room on its own or with accommodation.
Maximum capacity : 30 people
Tarif de la salle : €

Updated on 21/01/2023
Through Office de Tourisme du Pays Diois
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