Abbaye St Léger - Soissons, France
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N 49° 23.077 E 003° 19.635
31U E 523751 N 5470264
Quick Description: [FR] Fondée en 1139 l’abbaye tient son nom de Léger, évêque d’Autun martyrisé au 7ème siècle. [EN] Saint Léger Abbey was founded 1139, and rebuilt from 1200.
Location: France
Date Posted: 11/10/2009 10:56:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM7MR9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
[FR] Prospère au 12ème siècle et reconstruite à partir de 1200 elle subit les dommages entraînés par la guerre de Cent Ans et l’occupation de la ville par les protestants en 1567-1568.

Vendue à la Révolution à un négociant en vin elle est occupée à des fins diverses jusqu’à l’installation en 1933 du musée municipal. Trois salles abritent ses collections consacrées à l’histoire locale, aux peintures des écoles flamande française et italienne, à l’archéologie dans la vallée de l’Aisne.

[EN] Prosperous through the 12th century and reconstructed beginning in 1200 it was damaged during the 100 years war and occupation of the city by protestants in 1567-1568.

Sold to a wine merchant after the Revolution, it was used for various purposes until the creation of the municipal musueum in 1933.
Full name of the abbey/monastery/convent: Abbaye St Léger

Address:
2, rue de la Congrégation
Soissons, France
02200


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Date founded/constructed: 1139

Web Site: [Web Link]

Status of Use: Restored Ruin

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