Saint-Cyprien Abbey

The nearest town to our farm B&B in the commune of Castels is Saint-Cyprien, which is home to a beautiful old abbey.

I read over at North of the Dordogne that the abbey has an interesting history..

“Back in 620AD a hermit called St Cyprien took up residence in a cave overlooking the Dordogne Valley. Gradually a religious community grew up around him. Barbarian invasions of the 9th century led monks to build defensive walls.”

– Marla

2 thoughts on “Saint-Cyprien Abbey

  1. While I’ve visited many places in France, the Dordogne is still on my bucket list. Lovely Abbey, I’ve made a note and will be sure to visit.

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