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)
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
St. Benoît-sur-Loire (Abbey & Basilica)
St. Gilles-du-Gard: Abbey Church
More information on French Cathedrals will be added!
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