Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Abbaye de Maillezais

This abbey dates back to 1003. Benedictine Monks started it. Now you know more history than my kids wanted to know.

ME: Hey kids, there is a really old abbey, let's go look at it.
KIDS: Later mom, we want to run up and down this steep hill 10 times.

Finally got the kids to go check out the abbey.
Oh, wait, first they have to climb around on these statues. Not really sure if they were supposed to climb on them but . . .

Ok, now we can get around to seeing the ruins of the old abbey.

Ellie dancing her way through France.

More pictures from our Sunday afternoon at the abbey.

This abbey is 10-15 minutes from our house. We just found it.
Apparently there is another abbey nearby. More to do. . .


  1. Amazing pictures Jen! So fun to hear about your adventures.

  2. Leave it to the Monks to start a project and not finish it. I mean seriously, how hard is it to throw a top on that baby and add some windows?