Longpont Abbey

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Longpont Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Longpont) was a Cistercian monastery, in present-day Longpont, Aisne, France.

It existed from 1131 to 1793, being founded by monks from the abbey of Clairvaux,[1] at the behest of Jocelin of Soissons. There is now a hotel on the site, located in the old Cistercian inn. The roofless abbey church can be visited, along with the better-preserved buildings around the cloister. The original buildings suffered war damage in 1918.[2]

Its monks included Petrus Cantor and John de Montmirail.[3]



  • Poquet, Monographie de l'abbaye de Longpont (Paris: 1869)


  1. ^ CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Abbey of Clairvaux
  2. ^ Picardie 14-18 ::. Vestiges de l'abbaye de Longpont
  3. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia: Soissons

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Coordinates: 49°16′23″N 3°13′16″E / 49.273°N 3.221°E / 49.273; 3.221