Bonnefont Abbey

Proupiary, France

Bonnefont Abbey was founded in 1136 or 1137 and was a daughter monastery of Morimond Abbey. The land for monastery was donated by the Countess of Montpezat. During the French Revolution the abbey was dissolved.

Today only the tower from the 15th century, the gatehouse and parts of the wing from the 13th century are preserved. The church has been completely abandoned since 1856.

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Founded: 1136
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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philippe nauche (50 days ago)
Habitant à proximité, j'ai fait connaître ce lieu à une amie toulousaine lors d'un weekend de portes ouvertes où elle y a d'ailleurs rencontré des amis. En cette abbaye tous les jeudis soirs de l'été, des chanteurs et musiciens viennent se produire en plein air à côté du jardin. Très intéressant et convivial. Un lieu chargé d'histoire où il ne reste malheureusement que quelques ruines des bâtiments. Le jardin est entretenu par des passionnés qui n'hésitent pas à vous expliquer les méthodes de culture de l'époque.
BOUDELLAL Malika (2 months ago)
Un lieu magique et une vraie merveilleuse surprise ! A visiter absolument. Equipe d'accueil formidable
Antonio bustos-gisbert (4 months ago)
It is a very interesting place. Only ruins of the old Cistercian abbey remain but it is well worth a visit. Highly recommended to do the randonnée around the abbey. It is more or less ten kms but it is a great walk. Access to the exterior is free, to see the only building that is preserved and the pieces that are exhibited you have to pay an entrance fee of 4e.
Olivier Court. (5 months ago)
Peaceful place with a shaded picnic area ... Little remains of the abbey, but the ruins give off a magic that takes you to another world; the natural setting and the presence of the medieval garden only accentuate this impression ... I also had the chance to meet a native who brought me a lot on the knowledge of the site ... (Free walk and paid access to the garden and exhibitions)
Michael Haas (2 years ago)
very beautiful and intriguing ruins of a cisterciense monastery. good expositions
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