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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  • The Abbey and the village in full are a very nice break during a walk in the Valley of the Seine. The buildings are beautiful, and all invites to rest and quiet. Remember a passage by the shop of the Abbey which has a nice selection of monastic products, including an excellent beer brewed by the monks on the spot!
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  • The Abbey of St. Wandrille is a site that invites to meditation by its calm and its environment. Free visit of the ruins and the garden with the Chapel and the cemetery. Possibility of a guided tour (forecourt, courtyard and cloister) If you like Gregorian chants, attend Vespers at 5:30, it's beautiful. And to finish this tour, a shop you waiting for a few meters away where you can find local products, religious objects, books... and the beer of Saint Wandrille. Don't miss the St. Michael's Church in front of the Abbey.
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  • We were treated to a very up close and personal tour of the Abbey and grounds. A surprising fact about this place is that all inhabitants contribute financially to the monastery by practising a craft,...  more »
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  • 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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