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Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

As promised, this is a photograph of the ruined Bon Repos Abbey which is across the river from from my previous photograph.

There is a long, tree lined pathway to the abbey which I will show as a workshop.

As you can tell, the weather was not wonderful for photography, but when you are on holiday, you have to take whatever conditions are available!

The setting is idyllic.
The Cistercian abbey of Bon-Repos still stands proudly, though partially ruined.

There is legend associated with the abbey: it is said that, while hunting in the region, Alan III de Rohan saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary, who asked him to create an abbey on the site. He did as instructed and Bon-Repos was founded in 1184. It was sold as a national property during the Revolution and was in ruins when a group of enthusiasts decided to bring it back to life in 1986.

For the last 25 years, the ruins of the abbey have been used as a great theatre to house a production tracing the history of Brittany. The production takes place in summer and is staged for several nights.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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