Saturday, 5 April 2014

Abbaye de Hambye

Abbaye de Hambye by Carole's Chatter

Standing in the ruins of Abbaye de Hambye is quite eerie.  Big black birds (ravens?) swoop up around the top of the building.  The Abbey is not in a major tourist area and so each time I have visited we have pretty much had the place to ourselves.  The Abbey is in Lower Normandy – about 60k north of Mont St Michel.
The Abbey is part of what was a 12th century Benedictine monastery.  Some of the buildings have survived but the Abbey itself is a ruin – having suffered from having its stone taken and reused post the French Revolution.  It sits in a nice rural setting.

Next time we are in France I would love to see it lit up at night like this!

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