Relec Abbey Ruins

Plounéour-Ménez, France

The Abbaye du Relec was founded in 1132. It had an innovative hydraulic mechanism for irrigating the gardens and pumping water through the buildings. It also made a significant contribution to the local economy by developing the lands called La Quévaise. Today There is a large Romanesque church, vestiges of cloisters, two lakes, a pathway lined with trees, a monumental fountain and ancient gardens surrounded by deep ditches; all these elements trace the existence of the monks here for over six centuries. This Abbey is open to the public all year round.

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Founded: 1132
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Bourven Corinne (4 years ago)
Very nice walk. Very nice old-fashioned vegetable garden to visit. Restaurant du Relec for a good kig ha farz
Jim Le Bras (4 years ago)
Quiet and pleasant place! Very enriching video on the history of the abbey! Deserves a little more signage and explanatory panels.
Eric Bastien (4 years ago)
Nice little corner, nice and quiet, a few routes, an instructive visit of the garden and why not have a meal at the inn! A good time.
Xavier Kerouanton (5 years ago)
Perfect
Bruno Mercier (5 years ago)
Avec presque 1000 ans d'histoire, ce lieu mérite une attention particulière,. L'abbaye cistercienne, le jardin du moyen âge,les fontaines alentours, la place centrale avec son restaurant et le point info du site,l'étang et le moulin sont de véritables et vérifiables beautés de notre patrimoine des monts d'Arree .
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