February 18, 2018

Travel Foto Friday: Royaumont Abbey

While traveling in Europe we see a lot of beautiful and inspirational spots.  As I was flipping through some photos, I stumbled upon these of the Royaumont Abbey I had taken a few years back during a trip to France.

The Royaumont Abbey was founded in 1228 by Saint Louis, King of France and was occupied by Cistercian monks  until the Revolution.  This abbey is the largest Cistercian cloister in France.  As you can see the grounds are spectacular as is the Gothic architecture!

Royaumont Abbey outside Paris France

View of the Royaumont Abbey

These canals were used by the Cistercian’s as they are known for using water for energy purposes.

Royaumont Abbey outside Paris

Canals of Royaumont Abbey

The buildings of the Abbey are situated around the Gothic cloister.

Royaumont Abbey Courtyard outside Paris France

Royaumont Abbey Courtyard

Royaumont Abbey

Royaumont Abbey

The Royaumont Abbey is outside Paris and can be enjoyed as a day trip coupled with a stop in Auvers sur Oise.


Have you been to Royaumont Abbey?  What about other Cistercian Abbeys?



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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      I completely agree with you. The area looks great as does the lodging. It would be great to relax there for awhile.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  8. I never been visit there, but i heard lots of things about this. Lovely place for our vacation with family.

  9. Adrian B. says:

    Never been there, unfortunately, but the place looks lovely. We’ll keep that in mind for our next visit to Paris.
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Adrian, There are so many great places to visit that are easy day trips from Paris and this is one of them.

      Thank for stopping by!

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