Ronceray Abbey

Angers, France

Situated on the northern side of the city, across the River Maine from the main old town area of the city, this delightful abbey is one of the most historic ecclesiastical buildings in the area and a fine example of Anjou architecture. The building has for many centuries served as a place of worship and religious observance. The structure has benefited from a series of overhauls in the last few hundred years, making it a fascinating place to stroll around.



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Founded: 1060-1119
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Maximilien Chambolle (2 years ago)
This place is worth a detour 23 times
Jean-Louis Pasteur (2 years ago)
Beautiful area
Raphael (3 years ago)
Beautiful place, sometimes hear majestic melodies. The abbey serves above all to raise the steeple, without whom this place would be nothing. It deserves 123 times the visit!
Andy the Squirrel (3 years ago)
Very nice place
Julie Benoist (3 years ago)
Absolutely beautiful place that hosts at this time and until May 26, 2019 the 34th Artists' Lounge for Freedom organized by Amnesty International. Thank you for allowing us to exhibit in a place as beautiful and full of history and emotions!
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