Chancelade Abbey

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Chancelade Abbey
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Chancelade
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Chancelade Abbey
Chancelade Abbey is located in France
Chancelade Abbey
Chancelade Abbey
45°12′27″N 0°40′00″E / 45.2075°N 0.6667°E / 45.2075; 0.6667Coordinates: 45°12′27″N 0°40′00″E / 45.2075°N 0.6667°E / 45.2075; 0.6667
Location Chancelade, Dordogne
Country France
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website Friends of Chancelade Abbey (in French)
Founded 1129
Dedication Our Lady
Functional status Defunct
Architectural type Romanesque

Chancelade Abbey (French: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Chancelade) is an Augustinian monastery in Chancelade in the Dordogne. It was founded in 1129.

The abbey was damaged by English troops in the 14th century during the Hundred Years' War and again by Protestants in the 16th century during the French Wars of Religion.[1]

Alain de Solminihac (beatified in 1981 by John Paul II) had the abbey restored in 1623.[1] He was consecrated abbot of Chancelade by Urban VIII in 1636.[2]

Economist Nicolas Baudeau taught theology at the abbey.[3]


  1. ^ a b Augustus John Cuthbert Hare (1896). South-western France. Macmillan. p. 362. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Matthew Bunson; Margaret Bunson; Stephen Bunson; Pope John Paul II (1 March 1999). John Paul Ii's Book of Saints. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-87973-934-8. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  3. ^ PD-icon.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Nicolas Baudeau". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.