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Sylvanès abbey: all the crooks admit their fault, one day

The cloister | Fagairolles 34 / CC-BY-SA
Abbey Robbery Cistercian Sylvanes abbey

Sylvanes history began with a mighty lord from Lodève, Pons de Léraze. He had a pretty dissolute life, he was a bandit who wreaked havoc in the area. He finally repented and feared for his salvation.

Our chap retired in the woods in 1132, in order to pray, with friends, in a place called Sylvanès. Sylvanès means in Latin salvas nos... “save us”!

Lords gave them their lands in 1136, and our men started to raise a Cistercian monastery.

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