Private Tour of a 13th Century Cistercian Abbey in France
This lot is a fabulous opportunity to tour of Royaumont, a Royal 13th Century Cistercian Abbey near Paris, timed to coincide with the six week music festival that takes place there in September - October each year.
Surrounded by streams and lying near a bird sanctuary, Royaumont Abbey was built in a protected environment developed by the monks. The remarkably well-preserved Abbey still stands surrounded by wetlands and forests and its cloister and refectory are among the most outstanding still in existence.
Saint Louis, King of France, founded Royaumont in 1228 and Cistercian monks occupied it up until the Revolution. In 1791 the Abbey was transformed into a cotton mill and then in 1869 into a noviciate by nuns who undertook the first extensive restoration work. At the beginning of the 20th century the Abbey was acquired by the Goüin family, who set up the Royaumont Foundation in 1964.
The visit must take place between September-October 2013 and travel costs are not included.
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