Landévennec Abbey Ruins

Finistère, France

Landévennec Abbey (Abbaye de Landévennec) was a monastery now in Finistère. It existed from its foundation at Landévennec, traditionally by Winwaloe in the late fifth century, to 1793, when the monastery was abandoned and sold. In 1950 it was bought and rebuilt by the Benedictines of Kerbénéat. It became a Benedictine foundation in the eighth century. It was attacked and burned by Vikings in 913; it was subsequently rebuilt in stone.

Today the abbey museum features an exhibition that examines how excavations are carried out as well as outlining the site’s major developments through history.



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Founded: 482 AD
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Roman Gaul (France)


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Kim Gaarsdahl (2 years ago)
Beatutyful old building on the outside, modern church on the inside.. Worth a visit
Jean-Marie QUINIOU (3 years ago)
Beautiful abbey restored in 1950 which finds its spiritual charm. The view is magnificent both from outside and inside. Too bad you can't admire the park overlooking the sea. You can also visit the old abbey (in ruins) which is also worth a detour. Thank you...
Mithe Donnard (3 years ago)
J'adore me rendre à L'abbaye de Landévennec rendre visite à la boutique livres et autres articles de toutes sortes un très beau choix....... Puis un passage à la chapelle des moines pour m'y recueillir car il y a un coin privé où le Saint Sacrement est exposé...... C'est un grand bienfait que d'y aller.....
Quiet Night Relaxing (4 years ago)
Landévennec Monastery
A. EIDE (4 years ago)
Perfect getaway from busy tourists sites. A moment of peace
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