Grandselve Abbey

The choir stall
Silver double seal of Joanna Plantagenet dating from 1196-99, found at Grandselve Abbey and now kept in the British Museum. [1][2]

Grandselve Abbey (French: Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Grandselve) was a Cistercian monastery in south-west France, at Bouillac, Tarn-et-Garonne. It was one of the most important Cistercian abbeys in the south of France.

Initially, in 1114, it was a Benedictine foundation set up by Gerald of Sales. It joined the Cistercian movement as a daughter house of Clairvaux Abbey in 1144 or 1145.[3][4]

The abbey was suppressed during the French Revolution.


External links


  1. British Museum Collection
  2. British Museum Collection
  3. Abbaye de Grandselve
  4. Constance H. Berman, Medieval Agriculture, the Southern French Countryside, and the Early Cistercians (1986), p. 6.

Coordinates: 43°51′22″N 1°08′17″E / 43.856°N 1.138°E / 43.856; 1.138

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