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Montivilliers Abbey

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

The abbey of Montivilliers was a nunnery founded at the end of the 7th century and located in Normandy, France.

Destroyed by the Vikings invasions it was rebuilt in 1035 by the Duke of Normandy, Robert the Magnificent. The abbey was prosperous up until the Hundred Years’ war. Then its fortunes declined until the French revolution at the end of the 18th century when it was closed and sold. Fortunately it was not destroyed and was later bought back by the city of Montivilliers. An ambitious restoration program which was completed in 2000 gave back to the abbey its splendor. Besides the church, it now houses exhibition rooms and the cloister has regained its elegance.

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