CHAPELLE DU CARMEL

A convent established in the 19th century...

Description

The Carmel de Luçon, founded in 1847 by the Carmel de Nantes, has never left its place of origin.
It is a classic, sober monastic building in local stone, built between 1847 and 1858.
Restored in 1996-1997, it offers a sober and beautiful space for meditation, conducive to liturgy and silent prayer.
The nave features bas-reliefs by Claude Gruer (1997), made of refractory clay fired in a kiln at 1100°.
Around twenty nuns of very different ages live here in the Carmelite-Theresian tradition. A shop sells a range of products made by nuns from different regions and by the Carmelite monastery in Luçon.
A few rooms and a small oratory are available for retreatants.

  • Types : historic site and monument

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Free

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Open all year round