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ABBATIALE SAINT-FLORENT DU MONT-GLONNE

Abbey church and Maurist monastery erected on the Montglonne fifty meters above the Loire. Its glasswork depicts scenes from during the wars in Vendée and St Florent-le-Vieil. Near the Loire à Vélo circuit.

Address : Place Jeanne Buissonnière
SAINT-FLORENT-LE-VIEIL
49410 MAUGES-SUR-LOIRE
FRANCE

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Presentation of: ABBATIALE SAINT-FLORENT DU MONT-GLONNE

Benedictine abbey built in the seventh century, it suffered numerous assaults over the centuries. The Benedictine Abbey erected on the Montglonne overlooking the Loire its fifty meters. The ancient abbey of Saint Florent Maurist the Old is a major monumental in Maine et Loire. The monastery of Saint Florent was implanted from the sixth century. At this century, the abbey is powerful. However, with the raids by the Normans from 850, and in 853 with their installation on the island pugnacious, monks are forced to run away. The abbey houses the tomb of Bonchamps for which was sculpted 'Forgiveness Bonchamps ' David D'Angers. Its glass roof allude to the Vendée wars.
Site theme
Abbey
Cloister
Church
Site category
Registered and listed sites
Free
yes
Visits
Free tours (individuelles): Yes
Guided tours on request (individuelles): Yes
Guided tours (individuelles): Yes
Free tours (groupes): Yes
Guided tours on request (groupes): Yes
Guided tours (groupes): Yes
Visit languages
Visit: French
Billboards: French, English
Access map, location
Road (national / local): 0,5 Km
Public transport: 0,5 Km
SNCF train station: 3 Km
Motorway: 20 Km
Airport / aerodrome: 65 Km
Further information
Groups accepted
Pets not allowed
Ville de Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
Ville de Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
Ville de Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
Pascal-Jean REBILLAT
Dominique DROUET
Dominique DROUET

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