Abbaye de Beauport by Alain I of Avaugour

Year: 1202Artist: Categories: ,

Between 1184 and 1189, Alain I of Avaugour was instrumental in founding an order of monks near Paimpol on the Île Saint-Riom. The monastery on which the the Abbaye de Beauport was built was originally intended for the canons at Saint-Victor Abbey in Paris.

Taken over by the Premonstratensians of the Abbey of La Lucerne in 1200, it was later renamed to the Abbaye de Beauport. Founded by the Prémonté Order in 1202, the Abbaye is the only Premonstratensian abbey in Brittany, France.

Dominating the landscape that surrounds it, the church offers breathtaking sea views and truly charming sights of the Isle of Saint Riom.