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L'ancienne Abbaye - Saint-Amand-les-eaux, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 26.983 E 003° 25.717
31U E 530430 N 5588722
Quick Description: [EN] At the beginning of the 21st century, only the échevinage and the tower of the church remain and are visited. [FR] Au début du XXIe siècle, seuls subsistent et se visitent l'échevinage et la tour de l'église.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 5/1/2019 9:10:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM10FXN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

"Abbey of Benedictines founded before 639 by St. Amand (died Bishop of Maastricht in 679).

Abbey which possessed great property before the years 1270, which marked the beginning of difficult times although it still counted a large number of monks.

In the sixteenth century, to escape the power of the bishop, she entered the congregation of the Exempts of Flanders. It became French in the second half of the seventeenth century: the Commission of the regulars was thus able to abolish its privilege of exemption in 1770, and the Revolution closed its doors.

It remains a remarkable tower of Renaissance Spanish style (XVII), occupied by the museum and a pavilion."

Sources : The Abbey

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" Abbaye de Bénédictins fondée avant 639 par saint Amand (mort évêque de Maëstricht en 679).

Abbaye qui possédait de grands biens avant les années 1270, qui marquèrent le début de temps difficiles bien qu'elle comptât toujours un nombre important de moines.

Au XVIe siècle, pour échapper au pouvoir de l'évêque, elle entra dans la congrégation des Exempts de Flandre. Elle devint française dans la deuxième moitié du XVIIe siècle : la Commission des réguliers put ainsi supprimer son privilège d'exemption en 1770, et la Révolution fermer ses portes.

Il en reste une remarquable tour de style renaissance espagnole (XVIIe), occupée par le musée et un pavillon."

Sources : L’Abbaye

Full name of the abbey/monastery/convent: Abbaye de Saint-Amand

77 Grand'place
Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, Nord France

Religious affiliation: Catholic, Benedictine

Date founded/constructed: 639

Web Site: [Web Link]

Status of Use: Converted to Other Use

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