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Discover the craft beers brewed in a French Abbey near Saint-Omer

Nestled in a region steeped in history, Clairmarais Abbey, built in 1140 and renovated in the 17th century, bears witness to a rich historical heritage. It's within this magnificent backdrop that exquisite beers are meticulously crafted. The aspiration is to brew abbey-style beers, a nod to Clairmarais Abbey's historical role as a brewery, when Charlemagne, a French king, had entrusted the monopoly of beer-making to monks, which lasted between the 9th and 14th centuries.

You will embark on a tour of the brewery led by the passionate Laurent Delafosse. He'll tell you all about the history of the place, the founding of the Cairmarais Abbey in 1140 and the origins of the brewery. Afterwards, a tasting of traditional beers awaits you. This experience is a unique journey that harmoniously combines tradition, heritage, local crafts, nature, walks and intriguing discoveries.

Recommended by Mercure Saint Omer Centre Gare.

Abbaye de Clairmarais Beer Brewing and Tasting Tour

Beer price:

Tour price upon booking request

1 voie communale des murs


4 km

Book directly on website or by calling the +33 6 42 81 89 96

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2 Place Du Vainquai



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30 Parking spaces

Enclosed outdoor parking


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