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Abbaye de Royaumont

The largest Cistercian abbey of Ile-de-France was built between 1228 and 1235. It became a cotton mill after the French Revolution, a hospital during the First World War and an international cultural centre after the Second World War. The grounds were also restored. A park was made in the nineteenth century park and a re-created medieval garden was designed by Olivier Damée in 2004, south of the abbey. The marker on the location map below points to the medieval garden - if you zoom in you can see the nine squares that make up the garden. The park has canals and avenues planted with chestnut trees.
Photographs © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge

Asnières-sur-Oise, France

All year. Daily. Open 10am to 6pm (5:30pm November to February).

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