Sunday Afternoon Self Guided Visits

Come and visit the Lerab Ling temple and its 7 meter high Buddha statue.

Lerab Ling welcomes everyone who wants to visit the temple and its unique site on Sunday afternoons from 1.30 to 4.30 pm. The last self-guided tour begins at 4:30 pm, at which time the Lerab Ling site closes.

PLEASE NOTE - It is required to book your visit so that we can manage the number of people on site. Our highest priority is to make sure that you enjoy your visit while ensuring your safety, health and well-being, as well as that of the Lerab Ling community.

You can enjoy a self-guided visit using your mobile phone thanks to the IZI application (available in English, German and Spanish). Download the application.

Lunch at Lerab Ling
You can book a lunch before your visit on Sunday afternoon. The vegetarian lunch is prepared with fresh, organic produce. Please arrive at the reception (at the car park) at 12 noon. We will accompany you to the dining room and after lunch you can follow the temple visit.

1- In order to continue to welcome you without a sanitary pass until August 1st, we will limit access to the temple to 50 people at a time. However, if you wish to book a lunch at Lerab Ling or have a drink in our cafe, we will ask you to present a recent (within 48 hours) negative COVID test (PCR or antigen) on arrival, or a valid certificate of vaccination.

2- From the 1st August onward
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veryone coming to Lerab Ling for a visit is required to present a recent (within 48 hours) negative COVID test (PCR or antigen) on arrival, or a certificate of vaccination (only valid 7 days after the 2nd injection). Please read carefully this document to know more about our COVID measures.

Other types of visits:

  • Esplanade and garden visits – from Tuesday to Saturday. More Info…
  • Guided Group Visits - Upon request only at least 14 days ahead. More Info…

What to do during your visit

  • Please respect the health safety measures, and in particular the social distancing.
  • Wearing a mask is mandatory on the Lerab Ling site, in the temple and in the dining room: please bring a mask for each person (except children under the age of 11).

What have we put in place to welcome you

Health measures in general and for the staff

  • A thorough cleaning of the reception area and the temple will have been completed before the reopening.
  • A daily cleaning plan for all contact surfaces is in place: door handles, payment terminals etc.
  • A protective plexiglass screen will be installed at the counters.
  • The staff is equipped with plexiglass masks and visors, and alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel is available.
  • A WC is reserved exclusively for the staff at the reception and at the temple.

Sanitary measures for visitors

  • There is signage at the Welcome Centre reminding you of the health safety measures to be taken, and you are asked not to come in case of cough, fever or respiratory symptoms.
  • A notice board at the Welcome Centre explains the procedures for visits (with a reminder of the health safety measures).
  • Wearing a mask is mandatory in the temple and if using the minibus.
  • Social distance markings on the ground and/or with ropes can be found at the ticket counter as well as at the entrance to and inside the temple.
  • The flow of people will be organized and clear signage will be in place (entrance/exit to and from the site and the temple as well as within the temple).
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel is available at the entrance of the site and the temple, and for the use of the minibus (for people with disabilities).
  • We will provide paper and a cleaning product dispenser for the disinfection of the seats in the temple.
  • Two toilets will be available, at the Welcome Centre and at the temple, with a sink for hand washing and paper towels, as well as alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel at the entrance. One person will be responsible for the regular disinfection of the toilets..

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Welcoming You in Lerab Ling

covid iconIMPORTANT - Everyone visiting Lerab Ling is required to present a recent (within 48 hours) negative COVID test (PCR or antigen) on arrival, or a valid certificate of vaccination. Please read carefully this document to know more about our COVID measures.


Mask IconComing by car - The Col du Perthus is momentarily closed. From the motorway, you can take the Le Caylar exit and follow the signs for Les Rives. Or from Lodève, take the Lunas direction (D35) and follow the signs to Roqueredonde (D142).