Landévennec Abbey Museum (Musée de l’ancienne abbaye de Landévennec)
Histoire - Archéologie - Patrimoine religieux
L’exposition permanente de l’Ancienne abbaye © Musée de l’Ancienne abbaye de Landévennec
Les ruines de l’ancienne église abbatiale, face à l’Aulne © B. Deroche, 2017
The ruins of the old Landévennec Abbey, situated in the remarkable coastal landscape of the Crozon peninsula, have borne witness to 1300 years of Breton history. Dating back to the late fifth century, the abbey is one of the oldest monastic establishments in Brittany. Archaeological research over 25 years has uncovered evidence of an eventful history, intimately linked to that of Brittany, including Scandinavian raids, Anglo-French wars and religious wars.
The museum was created in 1990 and covers the history of the site from its foundation up to the monks’ return in the 1950s. Research, which continues today, has led to the creation of a new temporary exhibition each year, focusing on a particular aspect of local and religious history.