Port Royal Abbey

2012-07-15
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IMG_0543 The abbey of Port-Royal-des-Champs was founded in 1204. In 1608, abbess Angelique places the abbey under the benedictine rule. In the mid 17th century the...
The abbey of Port-Royal-des-Champs was founded in 1204. In 1608, abbess Angelique places the abbey under the benedictine rule. In the mid 17th century the…
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IMG_0551 Location of the former abbey, a gothic church built in the 13th century. A neogothic oratory was built on top of the former apse of the abbey in 1891.
Location of the former abbey, a gothic church built in the 13th century. A neogothic oratory was built on top of the former apse of the abbey in 1891.
IMG_0545 Location of the former cloister.
Location of the former cloister.
IMG_0547 Stone in memory of playwriter Jean Racine, who was educated and burried in Port-Royal. When the abbey was destroyed his ashes were moved to a church in Paris.
Stone in memory of playwriter Jean Racine, who was educated and burried in Port-Royal. When the abbey was destroyed his ashes were moved to a church in Paris.
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IMG_0587-IMG_0594 Farms were under the authority of the abbey; on of them, the granges farm, was built in the 17th century. A school was installed in the farm and writers Jean...
Farms were under the authority of the abbey; on of them, the granges farm, was built in the 17th century. A school was installed in the farm and writers Jean…
IMG_0558 Granges farm.
Granges farm.
IMG_0585 Granges farm.
Granges farm.
IMG_0586 Medieval garden, where plants are arranged into small squares.
Medieval garden, where plants are arranged into small squares.

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