Montebourg Abbey

Montebourg, France

Montebourg Abbey was probably established by William the Conqueror after the invasion to England (1066). The exact date is unknown, but it was before William's death in 1087. The abbey got lot of donations from the Dukes of Normandy and Kings of England until the 1180s. It had a large land property even in the southern England and the abbey grew up quickly in the 12th century.

The abbey suffered damages in the Hundred Years' War, but it was renovated in the mid-15th century. In 1562 Huguenots looted the abbey during the Frencg Wars of Religion. The first school in Montebourg was established in 1585 and in the 18th century it was used as Catholic poor house and rest home. But soon after the Great Revolution caused the decline of Montebourg Abbey. It was reduced to the state and monastic buildings were partially demolished. In 1842, the Vicar General of Coutances acquired what was by then only an enclosure of ruins, and set it up for the Brothers of Mercy, which he had just formed in order to promote Catholic education in the countryside. From there, the brothers have continued their work.



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Founded: 1066-1087
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Mireille Le Marois (2 years ago)
Very good establishments I recommend
Florie Smiejczak (2 years ago)
Very pleasant environment for students, Rather old buildings on the other hand but that's what makes its charm but some renovations would be welcome despite everything. Real agricultural situation and that's great because it will probably make better professionals later
Boris Tardif (2 years ago)
In training for a week at the abbey, the food is clearly infamous, everything is cooked in water (even the fries limit), it's quite sad when you think that children eat like that and that parents pay for it all year round. I wanted to put 0/5 but the minimum is 1/5 it's a shame
Nicolas Ferret (3 years ago)
Relatively old-fashioned establishment, the boarding school might need to be reviewed in terms of sleeping arrangements and, above all, room in the bedrooms. Otherwise, on the teaching side, the supervisors and teachers certainly do not always have disciplined students, in class and at boarding school, but we can only see merit and the desire to teach students.
TheReal Nordik (4 years ago)
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