The Priory of Saint-Gabriel (Prieuré de Saint-Gabriel) was founded in 1058 to serve the ambitions of the Count of Creully and to stretch the prestige of Fécamp Abbey. The monastery was closed down in 1674 sold to State after Revolution. The priory comprises an entrance porch, a former refectory, a tower and a court room. Today it houses the horticulture and landscaped gardening school and boasts a rose garden, a pathway lined with fruit trees and medicinal garden.

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Founded: 1058
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Sf Barbé (13 months ago)
Très beau lieu! On y reviendra
Paul Licata (2 years ago)
Un lieu agréable remplie de grandes histoires...
Connan Elliot (2 years ago)
Très bonne école visitable mais prière ouvert avec porte rouge et aussi guide éleve du lycée
Aurélie Padois (2 years ago)
C est très beau. Attention les horaires ont changé et les pelouses sont a présent interdite.
Philippe du peloux (2 years ago)
un cadre plein de charme, paisible, une très belle architecture tant pour le prieuré que pour la chapelle romane, une jolie découverte qui mériterait d'être mieux mise en valeurs
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