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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Bruno Mercier (13 months 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 .
Cécile Gornet (2 years ago)
Magnifiques jardins , restaurant très sympa juste à côté et de nombreux concerts durant l'année . Je conseille
Gael Brest (2 years ago)
Très belle endroit calme on peut visiter l'église il y a un petit étang a coté ainsi qu'un jardin a visité
Eric Leese (2 years ago)
Beautiful spot with interesting examples of alternative gardening
Alain Roland (2 years ago)
Lieu magique où l'on déambule dans la nature et dans les pas de l'histoire religieuse de la Bretagne. La partie potager est certes à voir de préférence à partir du printemps mais il reste très vivant et instructif aux portes de l'automne.
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