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Austere abbey

Worth a study of the Abbey's history, this medieval building dates back to the year 645, but many... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
michael_smith56
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Puyallup, Washington
Well Situated on a Lake

The location of this abbey is beautiful slightly up a hill from the lake that surrounds it on two... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Feenixwest
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13 Mar 2018
“Austere abbey”
19 Aug 2017
“Well Situated on a Lake”
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Esplanade de Broceliande, 35380 Paimpont, France
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Worth a study of the Abbey's history, this medieval building dates back to the year 645, but many intervening years, wars, Protestant revolution, have seen the building rebuilt over the centuries. One of the more austere churches in the area, it is not hard to...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The location of this abbey is beautiful slightly up a hill from the lake that surrounds it on two sides. The inside is lovely and well worth a visit. We walked around the lake and got to see it from many locations.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This place is so interesting, the church is beautiful inside. I loved the gardens, I could sit there for hours just to enjoy the silence and the tranquility. I you love history and to see old/antiques stuff, I definitely recommend you to visit here, plus...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2015

The Abbey is decorated with lovely pieces of religious art and the adjoining gardens offer a lovely place to walk and enjoy the poetry and identification cards posted tastefully around the Lake Walk.

Thank Catherine T
Reviewed 20 August 2015

beautiful building located in the village of Paimpont where my family live since 1640. The church next to it is a great little place .

Thank Laurent R
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

A beautiful abbey church which is a must see if you are in this area. One of the best alters in Brittany, so the blurb says and indeed it was lovely. Tastefully run with only a small casual type shop on the way out. Unlikely...More

Thank Marc K
Reviewed 25 April 2015

The architecture is just amazing. I'm not normally a great fan of churches but this one has such beautiful old woodwork and stonework,it's well worth a visit - and a walk around the beautiful lake to a 'secret' grotto is highly recommended.

Thank Janie C
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