Chancelade Abbey

Chancelade Abbey (French: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Chancelade) is an Augustinian monastery in Chancelade in the Dordogne. It was founded in 1129.

Chancelade Abbey
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Chancelade
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Chancelade Abbey
Chancelade Abbey is located in France
Chancelade Abbey
Chancelade Abbey
45°12′27″N 0°40′00″E / 45.2075°N 0.6667°E / 45.2075; 0.6667Coordinates: 45°12′27″N 0°40′00″E / 45.2075°N 0.6667°E / 45.2075; 0.6667
LocationChancelade, Dordogne
DenominationRoman Catholic
WebsiteFriends of Chancelade Abbey (in French)
DedicationOur Lady
Functional statusDefunct
Architectural typeRomanesque

The abbey was damaged by English troops in the 14th century during the Hundred Years' War and again by Protestants in the 16th century during the French Wars of Religion.[1]

Alain de Solminihac (beatified in 1981 by John Paul II) had the abbey restored in 1623.[1] He was consecrated abbot of Chancelade by Urban VIII in 1636.[2]

Economist Nicolas Baudeau taught theology at the abbey.[3]

A contemporary monastic community is now in occupation of some buildings and in 2016 completed a new community house on the site.


  1. ^ a b Augustus John Cuthbert Hare (1896). South-western France. Macmillan. p. 362. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  2. ^ Matthew Bunson; Margaret Bunson; Stephen Bunson; Pope John Paul II (1 March 1999). John Paul Ii's Book of Saints. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-87973-934-8. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  3. ^   Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Nicolas Baudeau". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.