Built at the start of the 13th century, the coastal abbey of Beauport is located in the village of Kérity, in the municipality of Paimpol, Côtes-d'Armor. Facing the sea in an unspoilt natural environment, the monastery complex is a listed Historic Monument and its site is protected by the French Coastal Protection Agency.
Shaped by its dual purpose as a place of welcome for pilgrims and a maritime trade centre, the Gothic abbey nestles within a magnificent natural environment, with its rose garden, orchards, marshes and sheltered harbour.
This haven of peace is open to visitors. Built around a cloister, Beauport Abbey includes a church, a refectory, a chapterhouse and cellars, a room dedicated to the lay brothers and another for the guests. The function of the "Duke's Building", located outside of the monastery walls, remains unknown: archaeological digs have unearthed bronze-workers' furnaces. In the 20th century, the building was converted into a cider works.
The abbey become private property after the Revolution. Today, with the support of the Coastal Protection Agency, which protects its fauna and flora, improvements have enabled this superb example of Breton architectural heritage to be opened to visitors.
|Address||Place de Kérity, Paimpol|
|Telephone||+33 2 96 55 18 58|