Abbaye de St-Wandrille, Saint-Wandrille-Rancon

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Abbaye de St-Wandrille is a Benedictine monastery in the commune of Saint-Wandrille-Rançon, founded by Wandregisel, or Saint Wandrille. This monastery attained a position of great importance and popularity for the fervor and learning of its monks, who once numbered over three hundred. When you visit this site, keep an eye out for items of unique interest, because the abbey was especially noted for its library and school, where letters, the fine arts, the sciences, and calligraphy were cultivated. A visit to Abbaye de St-Wandrille represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Saint-Wandrille-Rancon travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • What an interesting place this is. It is a working Benedictine monastery where the monks live in silence. We were shown round by a tubby, jolly little friar, frère Lucien. He told us about his life at...  more »
  • This is a very interesting site. The monks make beer and do art restoration. A very interesting combination and if the artists also work in the brewery, the restoration could suffer! Fortunately, they...  more »
  • As part of our “Normandy Abbeys Route” excursion, we visited the Fontenelle Abbey, a 7th century working monastery with renovations in progress. We were told that if we were lucky, we could hear the m...  more »
  • Beautiful. Peaceful. All masses are in Latin.
  • Place attended by Abbé Pierre and Michel Delpech for to meditate.
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  • For the record Marc beer Mount of the Cats is brewed at the Abbey of Scourmont (Chimay), so in Belgium... It is marked on the label. The monk was so right!
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  • Place of peace and beauty, which also produced the only true French beer, and the only benedictine beer in the world!
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  • Ideal place to retreat from the world time...
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