Le Pensionnat des Innocentes

Le Pensionnat des Innocentes

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Le Pensionnat des Innocentes

Le Pensionnat des Innocentes

Le Pensionnat des Innocentes

This abbey was built in the 6th century and destroyed by the Vikings. Rebuilt again in the 16th century and under protection by William the Conqueror. Inhabited by monks for centuries. It was invaded and looted many times. It als had to be restored regulary because of arson. From the 16th century it was sold and use as a factory. A very prosperous wool factory.  The director took good care of his employees. He provided education and entertainment. But things getting downhill and the factory went bankrupt. The abbey got sold and it was convented into a sanatorium. It hosted summer camps and a rehabilitation institute. It’s been abandoned for many years.

 

 

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