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The rebirth of an endangered monument

In 2009, La Lucerne Abbey, an old Premonstratensian monastery, celebrated the 50th anniversary of its spiritual and architectural renaissance. This restoration is a wonderful story, thanks to the will of a man with a passion, Abbé Lélegard, who saved this magnificent site from ruin by purchasing it in 1959. His work continues to this day via the Fondation Abbaye de la Lucerne d’Outremer (Overseas La Lucerne Abbey Foundation).

Now artfully restored and even in large part rebuilt, the entire estate is characterised by rare harmony. The 12th century layout has been changed little, if at all, during the major restorations that have marked its history. The abbey church has a transitional style – it is Romanesque in its proportions and its sturdy tower, but shows hints of the Gothic in the design of its openings and the huge glass window of the chevet, which is characteristic of mediaeval Premonstratensian architecture. It is home to interesting collections, including beautiful recumbent statues from the 12th and 13th centuries and a curious gilded wood lectern decorated with a pelican.

A special charm emanates from all parts of the estate, whether one is in the cloisters, with their sober plantings, in the cellar draped in golden light, or in the dovecote, with its curious contours.

 

Practical InformationAddress : Fondation Abbaye de la Lucerne d'Outremer 50320 La Lucerne-d'Outremer
: Accueil : 02 33 60 58 98 Bureau : 02 33 48 83 56
: 02 33 60 16 52
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opening

From JULY 04 to SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY except the morning of Sundays and religious holidays (mass at 11:15 am).

10 am-12noon // 2 pm-6pm.
From OCTOBER 17 to NOVEMBER 01, 2020

every day except the morning of Sundays and religious holidays
(mass at 11.15 a.m. on religious holidays).

10 am-12noon and 2 pm-5pm
DECEMBER 19 to 31, 2020

every day except Sunday morning and December 25 all day.

10 am-12noon and 2 pm-5pm

 

Groups welcome all year round only by reservation, except January 1 and December 25.

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Norman Abbeys
Norman Abbeys

Abbayes de Normandie - Route historique
28, rue Raymond Aron
BP 52
76824 Mont-Saint-Aignan Cedex
France

+33 (0)2 35 12 41 60
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