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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www.normandie-tourisme.fr

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Tony Alcock (37 days ago)
We just walked around the gardens. It's free and worth a visit
R. Ant (46 days ago)
a really nice place to visit. i only walked outside, but the gardens are well kept and really beautiful.
Guillaume Tendron (5 months ago)
One of the most beautiful sites in Bessin
Michel Fischer (6 months ago)
A site combining beauty and serenity with beautiful Roman remains
Cathy Pouret (13 months ago)
Lovely place. Free to visit the gardens and outside (check the opening hours). Dogs allowed with a lead.
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