The Abbey of Bec ( French: Abbaye Notre-Dame du Bec) in Le Bec-Hellouin, Normandy, France, is a Benedictine monastic foundation in the Eure département, in a valley, midway between the cities of Rouen and Le Havre. ...more on Wikipedia about "Abbey of Bec"
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The Abbey of Lérins is a Cistercian monastery on the island of Saint Honorat, one of the Isles of Lérins, in Provence, with an active monastic community. ...more on Wikipedia about "Abbey of Lérins"
The Abbey of Luxeuil (Departement of Haute-Saône in Franche-Comté, France), the most famous early medieval monastery in Burgundian Franche-Comté, was founded ca 585 - 590 by the great Irish monk, St. Columbanus. Columbanus and his companions first settled in cells at Annegray, in the commune of Voivre, Haute-Saône. Looking about for a more permanent site for his community, Columbanus settled upon the ruins of a well-fortified Gallo-Roman settlement, Luxovium, about eight miles away. The Roman town had been ravaged by Attila in 451, and was now buried in the dense overgrown woodland that had filled the abandoned site over more than a century, but the place still had the advantage of the thermal baths "constructed with unusual skill" Columban's early biographer, Jonas of Bobbio reported, down in the valley, which still give the town its name Luxeuil-les-Bains: "There stone images crowded the nearby woods, which were honored in the miserable cult and profane former rites in the time of the pagans," the monk Jonas records. (Ibi imaginum lapidearum densitas vicina saltus densabat, quas cultu miserabili rituque profano vetusta Paganorum tempora honorabant) ** . ...more on Wikipedia about "Abbey of Luxeuil"
The Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, built in the fields (prés) just beyond the outskirts of Early Medieval Paris, was the burial place of Merovingian kings of Neustria. The Abbey was founded in the 6th century by the son of Clovis, Childebert I (ruled 511–558). Under royal patronage the Abbey became one of the richest in France; it housed an important scriptorium in the 11th century and remained a center of intellectual life in the French Catholic church until it was disbanded during the French Revolution. An explosion and a fire levelled the Abbey and its cloisters: the abbey church remains as the Église de Saint-German-des-Prés, Paris. ...more on Wikipedia about "Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés"
The Abbey of Sénanque (French: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque) is a Cistercian abbey near the village of Gordes in the département of the Vaucluse in Provence, France. It was founded in 1148 under the patronage of the bishop of Cavaillon, and Raymond Berenger II, Count of Provence, by Cistercian monks who came from the Abbey of Maza in the Vivarais. Temporary huts housed the first community of monks, who found patrons in the seigneuurs of Simiane and enabled them to raise the abbey church, consecrated in 1178. By 1152 the community already had so many members that Sénanque was able to found the monastery of Chambons, in the Diocese of Viviers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Abbey of Sénanque"
The abbaye d'Ardenne (Ardenne Abbey) is a site in Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe, near Caen, France containing a chapel built in 1121 and other medieval buildings. It is most notorious, though, for being the site of a massacre of prisoners of war during World War Two. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ardenne Abbey"
The Abbey of Arrouaise was the centre of a form of the Augustinian monastic rule, the Arrouaisian Order, which was popular among the founders of abbeys during the decade of the 1130s. The community began to develop when Heldemar joined the hermit Ruggerius in 1090 but its first abbot, elected in 1121, was called Gervais. He impressed people who had the wealth sufficient to found an abbey, who usually had the secular power likely to go with their landed wealth. ...more on Wikipedia about "Arrouaise (Abbey and Order)"
Cîteaux Abbey (French: abbaye de Cîteaux) is a Catholic abbey located in Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux, south of Dijon, France. Today it belongs to the Order of the Trappists, the Cistercians of the Strict Observance; the Cistercian order takes its name from this mother house of Cisteaux, near Nuits-Saint-Georges. The abbey has about 35 members. ...more on Wikipedia about "Citeaux Abbey"
Clairvaux abbey (Clara Vallis in Latin) was founded in 1115 by St. Bernard. It is located in Ville-sous-la-Ferté, 15 km away from Bar-sur-Aube, in the Aube département in northeastern France. The building of the abbey in now in ruins. The parc is nowadays occupied by a high-security prison (see Clairvaux Prison). ...more on Wikipedia about "Clairvaux Abbey"
Fontenelle Abbey or Abbey of Saint Wandrille was an early Benedictine monastery near Caudebec-en-Caux in Normandy, founded by Saint Wandrille (Wandregesilus) who died on 22 July 667. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fontenelle Abbey"
The Fontevraud Abbey (or Fontevrault Abbey) is located in the village of Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, near Chinon, in Anjou, France. It was constructed between 1110 and 1119 and founded by Robert d'Abrissel who had just created a new order. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fontevraud Abbey"
Mont Saint Michel is a small rocky islet in Normandy, roughly one kilometre from the north coast of France at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches, close to the border of Brittany (which has led to Breton claims to the mount). Location : . It is home to the unusual Benedictine Abbey and steepled church (built between the 11th and 16th centuries) which occupy most of the one-kilometer-diameter clump of rocks jutting out of the waters of the English Channel. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mont Saint Michel"
Montmajour Abbey (French: Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour) is located near Arles in the Bouches-du-Rhône département, Provence, in the south of France. ...more on Wikipedia about "Montmajour Abbey" It's time to think about http://www.shortopedia.com. Abbeys_in_France
Pierre Abélard founded the Benedictine Oratory of the Paraclete in Ferreux-Quincey, near Troyes, France, after he left the Abbey of St. Denis about 1121. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oratory of the Paraclete"
Royaumont Abbey is a Cistercian abbey, located near Asnières-sur-Oise in Val-d'Oise, approximately 30 km north of Paris. ...more on Wikipedia about "Royaumont Abbey"
The Basilica of Saint Denis ( French: Basilique de Saint-Denis, or simply Basilique Saint-Denis) is the famous burial site of the French monarchs, comparable to Westminster Abbey in England. Almost all the kings of France were buried in the Basilica, but unlike Westminster Abbey it was not used for coronations (a role devoted to the Cathedral of Reims). The basilica is located in Saint Denis, now a northern suburb of Paris. ...more on Wikipedia about "Saint Denis Basilica"
Saint Jean Des Vignes Abbey was founded in 1076 by Hughes Le Blanc. It is situated in the south west hills of Soissons in France. ...more on Wikipedia about "Saint Jean Des Vignes Abbey"
Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa ( Catalan: Sant Miquel de Cuixà) is a Benedictine abbey located on the territory of the commune of Codalet, in the Pyrénées-Orientales département, in southwestern France. ...more on Wikipedia about "Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa"
Solesmes is a town and commune of the Sarthe département, in France, located near Sablé. ...more on Wikipedia about "Solesmes"
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