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Abbey Raimon: photos, description (Abbaye de Royaumont)

Raimon Abbey, a former Cistercian monastery in the Department of Val-d'oise, was built in a record by the standards of the middle Ages period - in just seven years. This monastery was founded by the will of Blanca Castile and her son Louis IX the Saint. The Royal family has allocated for its organization a large sum of money, so the work was done so quickly, 1228 1325 for the year.

The monastery became the 21st child of the monastery, founded by monks of the Cistercian Abbey main - Strainer. Initially the monastery was called Mont-Royal (Royal mountain), but then the name was changed and began to sound like "Raimon". Also according to the will of the king, the Abbey became the burial place for those family members who were not destined to try on the Royal crown. In the crypts Raimona rested the king's brother, four children and two grandchildren of St. Louis, and the king himself, who died in Tunisia during the crusade, was buried in the Abbey of Saint-Denis.

The heyday of the Abbey Raimon lasted from the second half of XIII century and almost till the middle of the XIV century. At this time, was crowned as Louis IX, still patronizing Rotomanu, and the monastery received from Philip the fair to the property a large plot of land and became a large landowner.

The hundred years war destroyed the well-being of the monastery, during the Jacquerie, the Abbey was looted by revolting peasants. In the XVI century, has lost its former status as a monastery came under the regime of commenda.

At the end of the XVIII century, after the famous revolutionary events, the monastery was closed and sold. Some of its buildings, including the Church, were dismantled, and the stone was built here, on the territory of the Abbey, textile factory. But she worked for a short time - already in the second half of the XIX century the monastery was transferred to the nuns.

Currently, the Abbey is owned by the gouin family, which bought it in 1905, and in the second half of the twentieth century and founded there a cultural Foundation. Raimon recognized as the largest and best preserved Cistercian monastery in the region of Ile-de-France. Visitors to show the courtyard of the monastery, the sacristy, kitchen, and refectory.