Paimpont Abbey was originally built by the King of Dumnonia in the 7th century, probably around 630 AD. It was destroyed by Vikings in the 9th century. The construction of current abbey building was started in 1199. The present buildings are works from the 11th, 13th, 15th and 17th century. Paimpont Abbey was closed down during the Great Revolution in 1790, but several buildings have survived. The Abbey is home to many fine treasures, like a statue of Our Lady of Paimpont, the golden reliquary hand of Saint Judicael and a carved ivory Christ.

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Founded: 1199
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Никола Шляхта (12 months ago)
Красивая архитектура, уютные улочки с сувенирными лавками и кафе. Но впечатление очень сильно сбивает контраст с современными автомобилями, парковки везде где красиво, фотографии сделать невозможно, чтобы не «зацепить» чей-то авто. В таких местах парковки надо запрещать
Florence T (Florence) (12 months ago)
Bel endroit avec son Abbaye, son étang, forêt de Brocéliande où se trouve le tombeau de Merlin, la fontaine de Jouvence, une rue commerçante. Un marché artisanal était présent, très sympathique face à l'abbaye.
cedric marechal (12 months ago)
Very pretty with its pond next to it.
Alice Salmon (12 months ago)
Pretty abbey open to the public and adjoining the town hall. Not a lot of exceptional things to see but the whole is nice. Small explanations on the stained glass windows after the 14-18 war and the role of the clergy in the great war that I found very interesting.
Laurence Mini (13 months ago)
Beautiful abbey, housing exhibitions and cute chapel. On the lake side, a pretty, simple garden. Also with exhibitions.
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