Visit one of Normandy’s oldest Premonstratensian abbeys whose doors open onto an exceptional ensemble: the abbey church, the Anglo-Norman tower heralding the Gothic style, the cloister and Romanesque washbasin, the refectory, bakery, guest hall, dovecote and abbey dwelling.
To the architecture must be added a picturesque environment, the forest and verdant park where the remains of an aqueduct remain.
Sold as national property during the Revolution, the abbey was transformed into a cotton mill and then a stone sawmill. Both businesses collapsed, leading to the ruin of the buildings.
Entrance fees contribute to the preservation of the abbey by supporting the “Fondation Abbaye de La Lucerne d’Outremer”, the owner, which manages and finances the reception of the public, the upkeep of the buildings and the site, as well as restoration work.