Abbaye d'Auberive

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Old and rich Cistercian abbey, Auberive was founded in 1135 on the banks of the Aube by Saint Bernard and the bishop of Langres, Villain d'Aigrement, with the support of the surrounding lords.
The monastery, particularly prosperous in the thirteenth century, suffered the ravages of the Hundred Years War, the Wars of Religion in the sixteenth century, and the Thirty Years War (XVII century) since located on the border between Champagne and Burgundy. The old buildings were rebuilt in the eighteenth century in the great movement of rebuilding abbeys initiated by St Denis in Paris. In the nineteenth century, she became a central house for women. His most famous prisoner was Louise Michel, incarcerated 20 months after the events of the Commune.
Today, Auberive Abbey's contemporary art center is home to the Volot collection, one of France's largest private collections of contemporary expressionist figurative art and singular art with more than 2,500 works. every year a great summer exhibition.
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Jul 17, 2023

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