Beauport Abbey Ruins

Paimpol, France

Beauport Abbey was founded by Alain I of Avaugour in 1202. The heyday of abbey was in the 13-14th centuries and the late 17th century. It was closed down and destroyed during the Great Revolution in 1790. The abbey was sold as private property in 1797 and later to the community of Kérity. The restoration began in 1992 and today it is one of the most important attractions in Brittany.

The different buildings constructed in the 13th century were arranged around the cloister and followed the typical layout adopted by most abbeys of this period. This layout remains visible today. The guest hall, chapter house and cellars are prime examples of Gothic architecture.

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Founded: 1202
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Andrea Dellassette (2 years ago)
A very interesting place, full of hystory and art. The feelingd and atmosphere within the ancient walls are inspiring. To be seen.
Barrie New (2 years ago)
Lovely ruined abbey that we passed on a cycle tour. The cycle path is a not easy in this area.
Sylvain Dornadic (2 years ago)
This old Abbey was deserted during the French revolution and large portions or the buildings collapsed, including the roof of the church. Bought by a prominent family of Paimpol in the 19th century, the buildings were kept in the same state while the garden was carefully tended to enhance the romantic appeal of the Gothic ruins. The site itself, overlooking the coast is stunning under the sun and beautifully quiet in the fog that frequently shrouds it.
Davy Goris (2 years ago)
A little oase of silence, with great garden to walk and enjoy the nature surrounding it. There is also a trail towards the see, to a rocky beach. Entrance to the Abby is paying for adults, with discounts for children and families. There is specific attention to blind people, with some information in braille, and audio info.
Daauwe Van huizen (2 years ago)
Very fun and a very good price! Information in French, German, Dutch amd English and even fun things to do for kids! Overall a great experience and definetly worth the price!
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