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Trizay – former Benedictine priory from 11th century

The Saint-Jean-l’Évangéliste priory of Trizay is a former Benedictine priory founded in the eleventh century. Located in Trizay, in the French department of Charente-Maritime, in the former province of Saintonge, it was a dependency of the Abbey of Chaise-Dieu. Located about 20 minutes by car from Rochefort.

Long abandoned, it was restored in 1994. The convent buildings …

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Sablonceaux Abbey and its Notre-Dame church

Sablonceaux Abbey (fr. Abbaye de Sablonceaux) is a former Augustinian monastery located in Sablonceaux in the Charente-Maritime department of south-western France. It is now occupied by members of the Chemin Neuf Community. Located about 20 minutes by car from Rochefort.

In 1962 André Malraux, Minister of Culture, ordered the restoration of the sanctuary, which took twenty …

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The Abbey of Caunes-Minervois founded in 780

The Abbey of Caunes-Minervois (fr. Abbaye Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul de Caunes-Minervois) crosses time, from its famous Romanesque bedside to the Maurist cloister. You can also visit the archaeological remains of the medieval cloister and the Carolingian church founded in 790. Since 2015, the convent buildings have housed comic books, in partnership with the Brussels Comic Museum (CBBD).

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Gellone Abbey – UNESCO heritage

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert Abbey or Gellone Abbey (fr. L’abbaye de Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert ou abbaye Saint-Sauveur de Gellone) is a Benedictine abbey in Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Hérault in France, 40 km from Montpellier. It was founded in 804 by an Aquitanian aristocrat of the Carolingian era, William of Gellone (742-812), known in Occitan as ‘Guilhelm’.

It was listed as a historic monument …

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Saint-Michel de Grandmont Priory – the only remaining monastery of the Order of Grandmont entirely preserved

Saint-Michel de Grandmont Priory (fr. Prieuré Saint-Michel de Grandmont) is a former monastery of Grandmontine in the commune of Saint-Privat, in Hérault, France. The priory is located in a wild area in heart of an oak forest, about 10 km from Lodève, 70 km from Béziers, 60 km from Montpellier.

It is the only remaining monastery …

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Abbey Saint Félix-de-Montceau has been listed as a historic monument since February 12, 1925

The Saint-Félix-de-Montceau abbey (fr. Abbaye Saint-Félix-de-Montceau) is an old abbey located on the Gardiole massif, in the town of Gigean, in the Hérault department.

There is no exact date of the creation of the abbey, but a document confirms that the abbey already existed in 1104 under the episcopate of Godefroi, bishop of Maguelone (1080-1104). The …

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The Abbey of St. Mary of Lagrasse founded in 779

The Abbey of St. Mary of Lagrasse (fr. Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse or Abbaye Sainte-Marie-d’Orbieu) is a Romanesque abbey in Lagrasse village, southern France, whose origins date to the seventh century. It was originally a Benedictine monastery, but since 2004 has been home to a community of canons regularly.

Lagrasse abbey is about 100 km from Perpignan, 40 km …

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Lourdes – the second most important tourist center of France after Paris

LOURDES IS THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT TOURIST CENTER OF FRANCE AFTER PARIS AND THE THIRD MOST IMPORTANT AFTER THE RELIGIOUS CENTER OF ROME AND THE HOLY LAND

Lourdes (French: Lourdes) is a French municipality located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department of the Occitanie region.

Being the center of the Catholic pilgrimage since 1858, the city annually receives 6 …

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