Abbaye de Chaalis, Fontaine-Chaalis

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Chaalis Abbey was a French Cistercian abbey north of Paris, at Fontaine-Chaalis, near Ermenonville, now in Oise.
It was founded in 1136 by Louis VI of France. There had previously been a Benedictine monastery in the same place. The monastery was sold and demolished during the French Revolution but most of the buildings had been ruinous for years previously thanks to mismanagement on the part of the commendatory abbots. Among the ruins, a chapel with important frescos by Primaticcio survives intact.
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  • Good combination of museum, outside grounds with gardens and ruins. A super day out, but sadly let down by the café not quite on point.  more »
  • Beautiful place. Nice rose garden, romantic ruins but incredible collection of art put together by Nelly jacquemart Andre who then gave it to the institut de France.  more »
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  • Great little cafe at the entrance.
  • Trés bien. Hope I spelled that right. Nice quiet stop. Loads of antiques.
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