Noyers Abbey

Noyers Abbey (French: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Noyers) is a former Benedictine monastery located in Noyers, in the territory of the commune of Nouâtre, in the department of Indre-et-Loire. It was founded in the 11th century and dissolved in 1791 during the French Revolution.[1] It was an active centre of religious, moral, and agricultural influence in the lower Touraine and the area round Châtellerault.

17th-century engraving of Noyers Abbey (Monasticon Gallicanum)

HistoryEdit

The foundation of the abbey was confirmed by Robert II of France in 1030–1031.[2]

SourcesEdit

  • Abbé Casimir Chevalier, Histoire de l'Abbaye de Noyers d'après les chartes, December 1872.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sanctuaire & Paroisses de l’Ile-Bouchard
  2. ^ Chevalier, C. (1872). Cartulaire de l'Abbaye de Noyers. Tours: Guilland-Verger, Georget-Joubert. pp. charter I.

Coordinates: 47°02′07″N 00°32′55″E / 47.03528°N 0.54861°E / 47.03528; 0.54861