Saint-Jean de la Castelle Abbey

Duhort-Bachen, France

Saint-Jean de la Castelle Abbey was established 1073 and moved to the current site around 1140. It was badly damaged in 1568 and 1570 during the French Wars of Religion, Huguenots slaughtered nuns and burned archives and library.

The new abbey was built in 1728-1760, but after Revolution it was secularized and transformed as a farm.

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Founded: 1140
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Kostya Kostin (14 months ago)
A very beautiful monument to past achievements! The handiwork of people will live long after us. I accidentally saw this beauty, but I was very impressed!
Po (17 months ago)
A cool old abbaye built in 1073 (!) that is now apparently a stable. I liked the untouched architecture and the abundance of animals around. Super cute
Anne Raballand (5 years ago)
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