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Musée de l'Abbaye

Cerisy-la-Forêt | Arts décoratifs - Histoire
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The abbey of Saint-Vigor Cerisy, more commonly known Cerisy Abbey is one of the oldest and most important abbeys of Normandy. Located Cerisy-la-Forêt (near Saint-Lô Manche), it was governed by the Benedictine rule. It bore the title "Royal Abbey" (under the protection of the King of France).

It was founded in 1032 by the Duke of Normandy Robert the Magnificent. It enjoys considerable gifts and favors. The abbey became a major economic center and intellectual, welcoming several times some kings of France and with several intellectuals among its members. It has also a large number of dependencies in the form of monastic granges that contribute to her huge revenues. After a period of decline at the end of the Middle Ages, the abbey is in a period of artistic renaissance with the Congregation of St. Maur in 1716 In the eighteenth century, new farm buildings are built. The monks to leave the French Revolution and the abbey became the sole parish church Cerisy-la-Forêt in 1790
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  • Name: Musée de l'Abbaye
  • Address: Abbaye Saint-Vigor - 50680 - Cerisy-la-Forêt - France
  • Phone: (33) 02 33 57 34 63

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Koen Baert

18/04/2014