St-Florent-le-Vieil Abbey

Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, France

The abbey of St-Florent-le-Vieil was originally established already in the 6th century. It was a strong and wealthy abbey until attacked by Normans several times between 850-853. The abbey was left to decay over centuries until 1637 when monks restored it. It was damaged again during the French Revolution 1790-1793.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)


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Claude Colineau (3 months ago)
Very beautiful abbey In a very beautiful setting
MLDS d'Arsonval ARTPFLE37 (4 months ago)
visit on the occasion of a wedding magnificent site, panoramic view of the Loire, tomb of Bonchamp by David d'Angers and crypt telling the story of the tomb
Mou Nette (5 months ago)
Beautiful religious building. Still beautiful inside. It already imposes some from the outside. Access is easy. The statues and sculptures are of all beauty. The masterful stained glass windows. Don't forget to visit the cripte. At the top you have a breathtaking view of the surroundings. Easy access and parking lots.
Pupuce28 Christine (6 months ago)
Beautifully rehabilitated place. Beautiful exhibition to see this summer: 2 young sculptor artists who have worked, one with glass, the other with paper.
Cyrille49 Adebayor (3 years ago)
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