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The abbey and commune in its glacial cirque

Baume-les-Messieurs - ancienne abbaye bénédictine

Baume Abbey (Jura- France)

Baume Abbey, in its village of Baume-les-Messieurs, Jura, France, was founded in the early tenth century, as a Benedictine abbey. Its abbot, Berno, was called to found Cluny Abbey in 910; subsequently Baume suffered a century of eclipse, before papal authority gave it in 1147 to Peter the Venerable, abbot of Cluny; dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul, Baume, the mother-house of Cluny, became a Cluniac priory.

It stands near the source of the Dard[1] in the Jura, France. Around it the picturesque village of Baume-les-Messieurs is congregated. The abbey is famous for its sixteenth-century retable.

The notorious Jean de Watteville was abbé de Baume. Baume was secularised in 1753 and its canons were expelled in 1790, at the start of the French Revolution, when Baumes-les-Moines became Baume-les-Messeurs.


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Coordinates: 46°42′28″N 5°38′55″E / 46.70778°N 5.64861°E / 46.70778; 5.64861

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