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France, Saint-Jean-d’Orbestier Abbey

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France, Saint-Jean-d’Orbestier Abbey The Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Jean-d’Orbestier is part of the Chateau d’Olonne commune, department of Vendée, western France. Adjacent to it is the seaport and resort of

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France, Saint-Victor Abbey

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France, Saint-Victor Abbey Two monasteries, male and female, were founded in memory of St. Victor in Marseille, both of which were founded by the founder John Cassian at the beginning of the fifth century. Victor of Marseilles

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France, Senanque Abbey

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France, Senanque Abbey The cloister of Senanque is currently a functioning monastery. The monks returned to it in 1988, and at the beginning of this century less than a dozen monks lived in the monastery. Читайте также:

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France, St. Mary’s Abbey in Lagrace

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France, St. Mary’s Abbey in Lagrace St. Mary’s Abbey is located on the banks of the Orbieu River opposite the small town of Lagras. Its existence was already known in the VIII century – in 779 it was rebuilt

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France, Roncere Abbey

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France, Roncere Abbey Roncere Abbey is located in the historic center of Angers, about half a kilometer from the Cathedral of St. Mauritius, but on the other side of the River Maine. The area opposite the castle is called

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France, Royomon Abbey

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France, Royomon Abbey Royomon Abbey, one of the former Cistercian monasteries in the Val-d’Oise department, was built in record time by the standards of the Middle Ages in just seven years. This monastery was founded by

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France, Pontigny Abbaye

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France, Pontigny Abbaye In 2014, Pontigny Abbaye widely celebrated its 900th anniversary. During these nine centuries, many interesting facts have accumulated in the abbey’s biography. For example, his monks were the first

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France, Noirlac Abbey

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France, Noirlac Abbey Noirlack Abbey, located in the department of Cher, is one of the points of the popular tourist route “Jacques Coeur Road”. Jacques Coeur lived in the XV century, was born in the city of Bourges

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France, Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

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France, Mont Saint-Michel Abbey The island-fortress of Mont Saint-Michel is located on the north-west coast of France, about 285 kilometers west of the capital, the city of Paris. This unique rocky island was inhabited at

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France, Abbey of Montmajour

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France, Abbey of Montmajour In order to build the Abbey of Monmajour a few kilometers from Arles, in the 10th century, Benedictine monks had to drain the local marshes. The land on which the monastery was erected was presented

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France, Mobuisson Abbey

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France, Mobuisson Abbey The history of the Abbey of Mobyusson is associated with the two queens of France. One of them, Blanche of Castile, made a decision on its foundation, and the other, Blanche of Burgundy, was sent here

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France, Marmutiers Abbey

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France, Marmutiers Abbey Marmutier Abbey, located in Tours, was one of the most important monasteries of the Tursian diocese. It was founded at the end of the 4th century by Saint Martin of Tours, who was the city bishop.

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France, Le Beck Abbey

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France, Le Beck Abbey The municipality of Le Beck-Elluyen is the third location of the abbey of Le Beck. It was transferred from one place to another twice, until it finally settled in this small village. Initially, the place

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France, La Ferte Abbey

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France, La Ferte Abbey The founder of the Burgundian monastery of La Ferte became St. Stephen Harding – one of the founders of the Cistercian monastic order. The abbey of La Ferte was founded only a couple of decades

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France, La Trappe Abbey

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France, La Trappe Abbey The Norman Abbey of La Trappe, founded in the XII century, became the founder of a new branch of the Cistercian Order, whose name was derived from the name of the monastery. The official name was “Order