Chéhéry Abbey

Châtel-Chéhéry, France

Chéhéry Abbey was founded in the mid-12th century and it grew larger in the 14th century. It was devastated several times in the wars of 15-17th century and the whole monastery was rebuilt in 1750s and dissolved in 1791.


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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Brigitte Burget (2 years ago)
I will see myself enjoying my retirement there
Cécile Rossit Jaunet (3 years ago)
A place steeped in history which once restored will be magnificent. An association of volunteers united to revive this abbey.
Christelle Haudecoeur (3 years ago)
Very nice visit. Beautiful abbey. Great guide.
christophe wauters (4 years ago)
A beautifull place that need a lot of renovation
Johan terryn (6 years ago)
Nice from a distance, but inaccessible.
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