Saint-Maur-sur-Loire

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Saint-Maur-sur-Loire is a village of western France in the département of Maine-et-Loire on the Loire River, part of the commune of Le Thoureil, about 15 m. below Saumur.

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Here allegedly Saint Maurus (but probably someone else) founded towards the middle of the 6th century Glanfeuil Abbey, the first Benedictine monastery in Gaul.

It was later reduced to ruins by the Normans; in anticipation of the disaster the relics of the saint were transferred to the abbey of Fosses (afterwards Saint-Maur-des-Fossés). Saint-Maur-sur-Loire was afterwards restored and fortified; the extant remains consist of a part of the church (12th and 17th centuries) and buildings of the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Coordinates: 47°23′28″N 0°16′55″W / 47.39111°N 0.28194°W / 47.39111; -0.28194