The Abbey of Le Releq

The Abbey of Le Relecq was founded by Cistercian monks c.1132 in a small valley below the Monts d’Arrée. It was built on the foundations of the Abbey of Gerber, founded by St Pol in the 6C, and where the first Abbot was St Tanguy. The Abbey was eventually taken over by the State during the French Revolution.

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Today only the main church remains intact. The outline of the Chapterhouse is alongside the building which seems to have deteriorated very quickly, judging from the photograph below. The outline of other buildings and the gardens is best seen from Google Earth.

Abbey of Le Relecq, 1902 (www.infobretagne.com/relec-abbaye.htm)
Abbey of Le Relecq, 1902 (www.infobretagne.com/relec-abbaye.htm)

Plan of the Abbey of Le Relecq (http://www.infobretagne.com/abbaye_du_relecq.htm)

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The outline of the Chapter House, Abbey of Le Relecq
The outline of the Chapter House, Abbey of Le Relecq

Abbey of Le Relecq, walls of garden and fountain

The West Facade of the Abbey
The West Facade of the Abbey

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The Abbey of Le Relecq

The night stair in the Abbey of Le Relecq
The night stair in the Abbey of Le Relecq

The Abbey of Le Relecq

The Abbey of Le RelecqThe Abbey of Le Relecq

The Abbey of Le Relecq

Further information
The Abbey of Le Relecq
Le Relecq
ST Pol
A walk around the Abbey

 

 

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