Abbey of Saint-Evroult

61550, Saint-Evroult-Notre-Dame-du-Bois
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Introduction

The Gothic ruins (13th century) of the abbey of Saint-Évroult do not allow to imagine the importance that this place founded in the 7th century by a certain Évroul, high official at the
Court of Childeric II. Born under the name of Ouche Abbey, the monastery was destroyed during the Norman invasions in the 9th century and rebuilt by William the Conqueror around 1050. Very influential and leading a renowned monastic school, the Benedictine community of Saint-Evroult would even the origin of the founding of the University of Cambridge. In decline at the end of the fifteenth century, emptied by the Revolution, the abbey served as a career before collapsing in the early nineteenth century.

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Opening: All year

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Spoken languages: French