Boschaud Abbey, a peaceful haven of history in the Dordogne

Boschaud Abbey, a peaceful haven of history in the Dordogne
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Nestling in the heart of the Périgord Vert region, Boschaud Abbey is an exceptional historical and religious site. Founded in the 12th century, this former Cistercian abbey boasts well-preserved architecture, peaceful gardens and a rich history.

Preserved Cistercian architecture

Boschaud Abbey was founded in 1147 by Cistercian monks from Dalon Abbey. The abbey church, dedicated to Notre-Dame, is a remarkable example of Romanesque architecture, with its single nave, flat chevet and sculpted capitals.

The conventual buildings, which surround the cloister, were largely rebuilt in the 17th century. Here you can admire the abbot's dwelling, the chapter house, the monks' refectory and the converses' dormitory.

Peaceful, inspiring gardens

Boschaud Abbey is surrounded by gardens that are an invitation to meditate and stroll. Visitors can stroll along the boxwood-lined paths, discover the flowerbeds and ponds, and relax in the shade of the hundred-year-old trees.

The abbey gardens, which cover more than two hectares, are also a haven for biodiversity. Numerous plant and animal species have taken up residence here, helping to preserve the environment and the beauty of the site.

A place to visit and discover

Boschaud Abbey offers guided tours and educational workshops to help you discover the history and heritage of this exceptional site. Temporary exhibitions, concerts and shows also enrich the abbey's cultural programme.

In conclusion, Boschaud Abbey is an ideal destination for anyone wishing to discover the historical and religious heritage of the Dordogne. Its well-preserved Cistercian architecture, peaceful gardens and varied events make it a great place to visit, in the heart of the Périgord Vert region.

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