Abbeys in France

The information on this page is meant to help you find and visit some of the many beautiful abbeys in France.


Boscadon Abbey (near Embrun, in the Alps)

Boscadon Abbey France

This Chalais-style abbey is moving in its simplicity and purity of form. It has been extensively restored. You can visit the cloister for a small fee (3,50 Euros in 2006) where there is a fine collection of tools and several interesting displays. The bookstore has many wonderful treasures on religious architecture.

The modern “crucifix” is beyond description. I strongly suggest that you take time to sit quietly contemplating its messages.

This is a functioning Abbey. The times of services is posted prominently. You are most welcome to join the community for prayer.

Web information seems limited, but here is a website you can look at.


Conques, Abbey Church

Approaching Conques, France

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St. Benoît-sur-Loire (Abbey & Basilica)

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Tower St. Benoit Sur Loire

See French Cathedrals and Abbeys for information on this Abbey near Orléans (on the Loire River).


St. Gilles-du-Gard: Abbey Church

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Tomb St. Gilles


More information on French Cathedrals will be added! 
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