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Old St Vincent's abbey
30 rue de Meaux, 60300 Senlis Driving directions
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Heritage Days only (Journées du Patrimoine)

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This former abbey, founded in 1060 by Anne of Kiev (wife of Henri I,) is today a high school. The abbey's 12C bell tower, one of the slenderest and with the most latticework in the Île-de-France region, dominates the church, rendered more massive due to subsequent elevating and remodelling. The former abbey buildings, rebuilt in the 17C, sport a classic cloister enhanced by Doric colonnades and stone vaults adorned with simple coffering.

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