Bergues, France - the Saint Winoc Abbey
Bergues, France - the towers of the Abbaye Saint-Winoc (Saint Winoc Abbey), founded in 1022. The Abbey was destroyed during the French revolution, but its two towers remain and occupy the highest point of the city of Bergues. They are now surrounded by public gardens.
© The Roseries Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
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The Kitchen / Smokehouse , Fontevrault Abbey, Chinon, France
The Kitchens / Salmon Smokehouse , Fontevrault Abbey, Near Chinon, Anjou , Loire Valley, France - pictured before restoration (before the chimneys were added back on). The byzantine kitchens, built in Charente stone are an architectural peculiarity of the Royal Abbey, built in octagonal form, its roof prickling with pointy chimneys and fish-scale slating, providing much debate for architectural historians. Within, fish (mostly salmon, then abundant in the Loire) was prepared, constituting the nuns staple diet. Date: circa 1910s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
The Benedictine Abbaye de Saint-Pierre has been periodically closed by the authorities, but survives and flourishes as the revivers of Gregorian chant.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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