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A little history of Val-des-Nymphes priory

The chapel's reflection | F5ZV / CC-BY-SA
Priory Val-des-Nymphes priory

Nymph's valley! What a lovely name, so poetic, for a place dedicated to prayers!

Put up on a former pagan place, the priory was mentioned for the first time in a charter written by Henri the Firth in May 1059, as a Tournus abbey's dependency.

In 16th century (1540 precisely), the priory fell within the jurisdiction of the church of Saint-Sauveur's in Grignan, by order of Louis Adhémar de Monteil, count of Grignan.

At that time, the little building was abandoned: in the middle of 17th century, it was in a shameful state, after a transformation into a cowshed!

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