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A benedictine priory in percheron territory.

Since 1972, the priory has been home to the Eco-museum of Le Perche, bearing witness to traditional rural life in the area and presenting a highly diversified cultural programme.
The priory was founded in the early 11th century and was dedicated to Saint Gauburge (or Walburge), the abbotess of a large Bavarian monastery in the 8th century. Originally owned by the lords of Bellême, the priory was transferred, in the 12th century, to the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis-en-France. From the late 15th century on, it was directly under royal authority until the French Revolution. As an important rural estate, its buildings bear witness to its special status and to the size of its revenues.

The church stands in a hamlet with an exceptional heritage. Its nave and choir, both richly sculpted, are illuminated by the high windows of the choir; the harmony and height of the Gothic edifice are remarkable.
The conventual buildings, which can be seen by walking around the church towards the north, offer the visitor a view of their façades animated by interesting Renaissance decorations. In the rooms of the “Prior’s Lodge”, one can also admire the decorated mantelpieces of the two fireplaces, one representing Adam and Eve and the other the Annunciation.

Practical InformationAddress : Prieuré de Sainte-Gauburge, Ecomusée du Perche 61130 Saint-Cyr-la-Rosière
: 02 33 73 48 06
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Tours without guide of the museum and the priory :
-1 st April to 30 th September: from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
-1 st October to 31 st March: from 10:30 am to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends.
Guided tour of the priory :
Weekends, public holidays and school holidays, the afternoon
-April 1 st to September 30 th at 4 p.m.
-1 st October to 31 March at 3:30 p.m.
Closed from 24 December to 1 st January inclusive

Location
 
Norman Abbeys
Norman Abbeys

Abbayes Normandes - Route historique
6, rue des Vipères d'Or
CS70060
76420 Bihorel
France

+33 (0)2 35 12 41 60
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