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Relecq Abbey / Abbaye du Relec
Relecq Abbey / Abbaye du Relec

In 1132, Cistercian monks settled in this spot that came close to their quest for perfection: the base of a secluded valley with plenty of surrounding land to exploit. This was the second Cistercian abbey established in Brittany and it developed quickly. During the Revolution, the Abbaye du Relec was sold as a Bien National [the possessions of the Roman Catholic church were considered national property and therefore many churches and abbeys were sold in order to fill the coffers of the state]. By the 20th century, Le Relecq was a bustling village, with a school and businesses and hosted many large fairs. Today the property of the departmental council, the site of the abbey stretches over 7 hectares. The abbey-church – classed a Historic Monument in1914 – the pond, the gardens enclosed by a moat and the square with its 18th century fountain can be visited all year round.

Relecq Abbey / Abbaye du Relec
Relecq Abbey / Abbaye du Relec

In 1132, Cistercian monks settled in this spot that came close to their quest for perfection: the base of a secluded valley with plenty of surrounding land to exploit. This was the second Cistercian abbey established in Brittany and it developed quickly. During the Revolution, the Abbaye du Relec was sold as a Bien National [the possessions of the Roman Catholic church were considered national property and therefore many churches and abbeys were sold in order to fill the coffers of the state]. By the 20th century, Le Relecq was a bustling village, with a school and businesses and hosted many large fairs. Today the property of the departmental council, the site of the abbey stretches over 7 hectares. The abbey-church – classed a Historic Monument in1914 – the pond, the gardens enclosed by a moat and the square with its 18th century fountain can be visited all year round.

ile noire3
ile noire3

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ile noire2

Black Island in the Bay of Morlaix (Ile Noire lighthouse) believed to have inspired Herge for his "Ile Noire" Tintin Album... but could be another legend from Celtic Brittany!

Taureau Castle Island
Taureau Castle Island

Vauban Fortress defending the bay of Morlaix in Brittany, France

ile noire1
ile noire1

Ile Noire (Black Island) in Brittany, France

full speed ahead
full speed ahead

Chateau du Taureau, Vauban fortress defending the bay of Morlaix in Brittany, France

Castle in Brittany
Castle in Brittany

Private castle near Morlaix (available for lease for events...)

Open sea
Open sea

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Relecq Abbey / Abbaye du Relec
Relecq Abbey / Abbaye du Relec

In 1132, Cistercian monks settled in this spot that came close to their quest for perfection: the base of a secluded valley with plenty of surrounding land to exploit. This was the second Cistercian abbey established in Brittany and it developed quickly. During the Revolution, the Abbaye du Relec was sold as a Bien National [the possessions of the Roman Catholic church were considered national property and therefore many churches and abbeys were sold in order to fill the coffers of the state]. By the 20th century, Le Relecq was a bustling village, with a school and businesses and hosted many large fairs. Today the property of the departmental council, the site of the abbey stretches over 7 hectares. The abbey-church – classed a Historic Monument in1914 – the pond, the gardens enclosed by a moat and the square with its 18th century fountain can be visited all year round.

Fishing boat
Fishing boat

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Storm rising
Storm rising

Louet island in Brittany in winter, France