The community

Who are we ? 

The convent of Saint Mary of La Tourette houses a Dominican community, they are currently 8 friars.

Some brothers are working on the spot, others work outside the convent but most of them switch between both. Life in la Tourette proceeds in harmony with exchanges with visitors and common prayers.

Coming to the convent is about sharing experiences. Anyone who wants to live and experience the building and life amongst the Community are very welcomed. Le Corbusier said about the convent "it must not be spoken about, but must be lived from within."

We welcome various groups, either professionals or religious as well as individuals who want to stay and live the experience.

We also have our own program of activities called "Rencontres de la Tourette" with multiple dates throughout the year.




Province of France



It is a catholic order called the Order of the Preachers (OP - Ordo Praedicatorum) better known as the Order of the Dominicans.

It existed since 1215 thanks to Dominic de Guzman. In France, the Order is divided into two independent provinces : the Province of France (in which the convent of La Tourette belongs) and the Province of Toulouse. If you want to learn more about our Province, you might find interesting published information here :


Who are we ?

The priory Holy Mary of La Tourette houses a Dominican community of twelve friars. Coming to the convent is about sharing experiences in harmony exchanging with visitors.


Your stay

You are most welcome to stay as long as you want. Come and visit us for an unforgettable and unusual stay. Rooms must be booked in advance.


Guided tours

The convent can be visited ONLY during guided tours which we are pleased to organize for you. The park and area around are accessible throughout the year.



Contact & Access

Find any information about how to get here, by train or by car and how to contact us. We are available for any further details from Monday to Saturday.


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