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Brittany 2016 : Brittany Best 2016 : Main Abbey Ruin

The ruins of the Abbey of Landévennec are extensive. It was first built around 590 AD. Early Viking raids destroyed it. It was re-built, then the Normans destroyed it. It was re-built. The revolution destroyed it again. It stayed destroyed. A new abbey was built in the 1950's nearby. In its day, this abbey was one of the major centers of learning in Europe.

Julia: on 2016-08-10 15:34:08

I am so drawn to abbeys. I should find one that has been turned into a place where lay people can go and stay for rejuvenation of the spirit.

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