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Abbey Maubuisson: photos, description Abbaye de Maubuisson)

The history of the Abbey of Maubuisson is associated with two Queens of France. One of them - Blanche of Castile, has made a decision about its base, and the other is Blanche of Burgundy - was exiled here for his adultery. The punishment for adultery was very severe: Blanche of Burgundy, was unfaithful to her husband Charles IV, was punished with a presence at the execution of her lover, was serving a prison sentence and lost his mind. She died at the age of 30, and the role of the Queen stayed for a few months. Both Blanche was buried in the crypt of the Abbey, but the graves were destroyed during the great French revolution.

The Abbey was founded in the first half of the XIII century on the banks of the river Oise, near PONTOISE, whose castle is where the king stayed with his wife and entourage. Currently PONTOISE suburb of Paris, and the Abbey is a popular venue for exhibitions and cultural events.

Abbey received the name of Notre-Dame, Royal (Notre-Dame-de-Royal), but for him pretty soon entrenched informal name - Maubuisson. It is associated with the name of the local forests, which were hunted outlaws. It is possible that the intention of the Queen to build the monastery in this place was caused by the desire to rid pantaski the forest and the residents of the city and surrounding villages from bandits.

The convent of Maubuisson was a female monastery and belonged to the Cistercian order. The first nuns settled there in the year 1241. The hundred years war, the monastery has survived relatively unscathed, but religious wars have caused severe damage. But the real decline began only in the XVIII century, when the number of nuns has decreased several times. The monastery was closed before the start of the revolution, and after it was used as a hospital and a farm, along the way, "providing" building materials of local residents.

The final decline of his intervention saved the state, it acquired the remains of the Abbey in 1979 and restored them. From the monastery it survived only a few buildings, mainly economic. One of the notable structures called monastic latrines, which are preserved only in two monasteries (Maubuisson and Rosoman) and which in the XIII century were summed up sewage.