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Abbey Saint-Pierre de Baume-Les-Messieurs: photo, description Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Baume-les-Messieurs)

Abbey BOM (full name of the monastery of Saint-Pierre de Baume-Les-Messieurs) is the main attraction of the picturesque village, located in the valley of Baume-Les-Messieurs, where the river dard. This village was recognized as one of the most beautiful in France. In the valley near the village you can find several caves and wonderful waterfalls Tüv.

The exact date of occurrence in these places, the Abbey is not yet established. Documented the existence of the monastery of BOM only with the end of the IX century, although it is assumed that the monastery was founded around the VI century. In the IX century was the reconstruction of the monastery after which it was named in honor of St. Peter. The monastery belonged to the Benedictine order.

In the early tenth century, six monks from Baume and still the same brothers from the monastery Ginji became the founders of the Abbey of Cluny, who later became one of the largest and most powerful in Europe. In the XII century the monastery of BOM had the status of Imperial Abbey received from Frederick Barbarossa. Until the XVIII century, the monastery has maintained a reputation as a wealthy and influential Abbey, which has survived several large fires that occurred in the beginning of XIV-th in the beginning and second half of the XVI centuries, after them the monastic buildings needed serious restoration work.

After the French revolution the monastery was closed. In 40-ies of the XIX century the intervention of an inspector of historical monuments, prosper mérimée helped the remnants of the monastery to the status of a monument of history and save them from further destruction.

To date, from the Abbey of Baume, has preserved several buildings: the fountain that adorned the courtyard of the cloister, deanery and rooms in which the monks lived, and the Church, which was built from XI to XVI century. On the territory of the former monastery was opened as a Museum, the main exhibit which is recognized as a masterpiece of the Flemish sacred art - oak retablo, carved and picturesque scenes from the gospel. It is the product of dimensions of three by five and a half meters was presented to the Abbey of Baume, the inhabitants of Ghent, in 1525.