- With the kids
- Cultural heritage
Cathedrals, churches and abbeys
Prieuré de Moreaucourt
Route Départementale 912
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In the middle of the 12th century, Lord Aléaume of Amiens chose this place on the banks of the river Nièvre to found a monastery before leaving for the crusade with the King. Very quickly joined to the royal abbey of Fontevraud, the priory of Moreaucourt was occupied by a mixed religious community until 1636, then abandoned. The visitor winds his way through the remnants uncovered by the archeological digs carried out by G.Cahon's teams from 1967 to 1991. In the area surrounding the ruins he discovered gardens that brought together history and nature; textile garden, maze of fireweed, garden of red berries...
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