Chancelade Abbey, Chancelade

#41 of 91 in Historic Sites in Dordogne
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Chancelade Abbey (French: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Chancelade) is an Augustinian monastery in Chancelade in the Dordogne. It was founded in 1129.

The abbey was damaged by English troops in the 14th century during the Hundred Years' War and again by Protestants in the 16th century during the French Wars of Religion.
Alain de Solminihac (beatified in 1981 by John Paul II) had the abbey restored in 1623. He was consecrated abbot of Chancelade by Urban VIII in 1636.
Economist Nicolas Baudeau taught theology at the abbey.
A contemporary monastic community is now in occupation of some buildings and in 2016 completed a new community house on the site.

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  • Just outside Perigueux, this is well worth a visit. The abbey is undergoing restoration but not just as a historical monument, which it certainly is, but as a Christian community. A small community...  more »
  • An Augustinian abbey founded in 1129, a typical example of Romanesque monastic architecture. Recently added contemporary buildings contain a new community house on the site. Harmony between styles...  more »
  • Magnifique abbaye de Chancelade avec un parfum unique en entrant nef droite ... C'est miraculeux ?!
  • Magnifique malgr√© les travaux suite √† l inondation
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