Épau Abbey, French Heritage monument to Yvre l eveque

The Abbey of Epau is an old Cistercian abbey rested by the Berangere queen in 1229 (widow of Richard Heart-of-Lion).

She is situee with the doors of the city of Mans, on left bank of Huisne, being next to the commune of Yvre-l' Eveque.

The abbey failed to disappear has many recoveries, so much by the wars and the generations which it crossed, which by the financial problems which have occurred at the time modern.

  • Destruction partial in 1365 by the inhabitants of Mans.
  • Restoration and rebuilding of the end of the 14th century in the middle of the 15th century.
  • Important transformations at the 16th century, and 18th century (staircase and dormitories of the monks amongst other things things)

It is definitively sauvee by the general advice of the Sarthe in 1958.

Épau Abbey
(Épau Abbey, yvre l eveque)


Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Épau Abbey, Abbey founded in 1229 by the Bérangère Queen of Navarre, widow of Richard Coeur-de-Lion, and entrusted to the Cistercians. Partial destruction in 1365 by the (...) Épau Abbey, French Heritage monument to Yvre l eveque yvre l eveque, sarthe

Location and general information

  • identifier : 120219
  • item : Ancienne abbaye de l' Epau
  • Location of the building :
    • Pays de la Loire
    • Sarthe
    • Yvré-l'Evêque
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 72386
  • Zip code of the municipality : 72530
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : abbey
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 13th century
    • 18th century
  • Record Type : site inscrit
  • Dates of protection :
    • 1925/12/18 : classé MH
    • 1973/10/04 : classé MH
    • 2005/10/21 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/11/22

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Interest of the building : Classement 18 07 1961 (façades et toitures de l'ensemble des bâtiments, y compris la grange ; intérieurs du premier étage du bâtiment des moines (cellier) ) (arrêté) annulé. Site inscrit 21 10 1943 (arrêté)
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.

Other

  • Other :
    • other Information : property of the 1992 Department
  • Picture : 4b52427a07e62d81c9e96fdeca11bfc4.jpg
  • Detail :
    • L'église, la sacristie, la salle capitulaire, l'escalier et le cellier : classement par décret du 18 décembre 1925 - L'ancienne abbaye en totalité (cad. C 437)
    • le bâtiment dit "de cellier et de grenier", ordinairement appelé "la bergerie" (cad. C 435) : classement par arrêté du 4 octobre 1973, modifié par arrêté du 21 octobre 2005
  • Mérimée reference : PA00109991

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

Épau Abbey, French Heritage monument to Yvre l eveque. Picture of AIZAIR
Ancienne abbaye de l' Epau, yvre l eveque
Description of this building by AIZAIR :

Vue aérienne de l'abbaye de L'Epau

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Épau Abbey, French Heritage monument to Yvre l eveque. Picture of Sabine Passé Présent
Ancienne abbaye de l' Epau, yvre l eveque
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Épau Abbey, French Heritage monument to Yvre l eveque. Picture of Sabine Passé Présent
Ancienne abbaye de l' Epau, yvre l eveque
Épau Abbey, French Heritage monument to Yvre l eveque. Picture of Sabine Passé Présent
Ancienne abbaye de l' Epau, yvre l eveque
Épau Abbey, French Heritage monument to Yvre l eveque. Picture of Sabine Passé Présent
Ancienne abbaye de l' Epau, yvre l eveque
Épau Abbey, French Heritage monument to Yvre l eveque. Picture of Sabine Passé Présent
Ancienne abbaye de l' Epau, yvre l eveque

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