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Beauport Abbey

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HISTORY

Historically, Beauport Abbey was one of the starting points of the British pilgrims who followed the Camino de Santiago to the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela. It was founded more than eight centuries ago, in 1202, with the help of Alano de Avaugour, count of Penthièvre and Goëlo. The latter called on the monks of the Order of Premonstratenses to administer it.

The Count of Goëlo gave the Premonstratenses these lands in front of the sea, which they considered a "beauport" (beautiful port) in which they could work and prosper. Built around a cloister, Beauport Abbey included a church, a cafeteria, a chapel, cellars, a recreation room and another dedicated to the reception of guests.

 

WHY THIS PLACE

Offer your guests relaxation and tranquility by choosing this location, nestled in an environment that is both country and maritime, with its rose garden and sheltered harbor. Ideal place for a cozy wedding and wrapped in a richly historic atmosphere.

CURIOSITIES

• The abbey maintained its prosperity during the 13th and 14th centuries and until the end of the 17th and early 18th centuries, but began to suffer a sharp decline after 1750, until it was closed in 1790, after the French Revolution. However, it started to be protected from 1862, after being classified as Historical Monument thanks to the efforts made by the poet Prosper Mérimée, on the initiative of Count Poninski.
• This new status ended the looting of which the abbey had been a victim throughout the 19th century. In 1922 the place became the property of the body responsible for the preservation of the Breton coast. Major restoration works, carried out in collaboration with the General Council of Côtes-D’Armor, made the Abbey one of the main tourist attractions in Brittany within a few years.

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