Lachalade Abbey Church

Lachalade, France

Former Cistercian abbey in Lachalade was founded in the early 12th century. The new abbey church was completed in 1340. During the centuries abbey suffered from wars and lootings and it started to decline in the 16th century. Restoration took place in late 17th century during the abbey life reformation, but it was dissolved in 1791 during French Revolution. Today the abbey church is restored


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Founded: c. 1120
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)


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Joel Henry (2 years ago)
A superb restoration has been carried out Well done ????
Christelle Haudecoeur (3 years ago)
Under construction but beautiful abbey
Christophe Boucher (3 years ago)
Stunning !
Harry Verelst (4 years ago)
Very beautiful monastery super
Raymonde Couanon (4 years ago)
It is a sacred place of my childhood to see this abbey which will be nicely renovated, we will come back in a year
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