St Paul Abbey

Verdun, France

The Abbey of St Paul, Verdun is a former Premonstratensian monastery in Verdun, department of Meuse. The surviving buildings are used for civic purposes.

The abbey was founded in 973 by Benedictine monks. In 1135 it passed to the Premonstratensians, then not long established. The abbey was destroyed and rebuilt several times, most recently in the 17th century. In 1790, during the French Revolution, a new church was being built. Both that and the existing 17th-century church were destroyed. The 17th-century conventual buildings survived, and now accommodate the palais de justice of Verdun and the offices of the sous-préfecture of the Meuse.

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Founded: 17th century
Category: Religious sites in France

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Bea Ce (2 years ago)
Super
Alexander Mejia (2 years ago)
Nice place.
Lulustyle Bruck (2 years ago)
J'adore cette endroit à l'entrée de la ville l'ancien pont levie et belle ville qui est Verdun
René Brouwer (2 years ago)
Beautiful 19th century gate in Verdun, used to be connected to the ramparts.
Christian Genonceau (3 years ago)
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