Bonport Abbey

Pont-de-l'Arche, France

The abbey of our Lady of Bonport was founded in 1189 by Richard the Lionheart, King of England and Duke of Normandy. According to legend, the King was in peril on the river Seine and made a vow that if he arrived safely (in French à Bonport) on the other bank of the river, he would found a monastery on that side. The abbey was built shortly afterwards with the help of local lords and was damaged and restored several times throughout history. Its closter and church were destroyed after Revolution. It is one of the few remaining cistercian abbeys in Normandy with monastic buildings of the Middle Ages including a magnificent 13th century vaulted refectory.



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Founded: 1189
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)


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Cloe Manara (10 months ago)
It is really a visit to do if you want to be amazed: an architectural masterpiece. Possibility of guided tour also.
Anna Lebo (10 months ago)
Very nice discovery of the Abbey of Bonport. I recommend the guided tour! Congratulations to the guide for these first visits.
Sylvain Chaty (11 months ago)
Very beautiful abbey, at least from the outside
Ghislain Henry (5 years ago)
We celebrated a wedding there, the place is very pleasant, calm and relaxing.
Eric MALAHIEUDE (5 years ago)
Nice and quiet
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