It's around Ambronay that is asked this beautiful Benedictine abbey. It forms a beautiful set of particular interest to fans of rock as it watches you can admire the succession of periods that have punctuated the history of religious architecture. Indeed, Abbey Ambronay was initiated in the year 800, which corresponds to the coronation of Charlemagne before the explosion of Romanesque art. Then all was revised several times from the thirteenth until the seventeenth century. Listed building in the late nineteenth when the building was threatened with ruin, the Abbey has been a long and ambitious restoration. If one of the towers date from the nineteenth, the cloister floor is a fine example of Gothic style, the chapter house from the XVth and the monks' refectory and cells, the seventeenth. Ambronay Abbey is also famous for hosting every year in autumn (weekends in September and October) the festival of baroque music. An international event in an inspiration.