Grand Hôtel de l’Abbaye's history
From the origins to our times
Built in the early 11th century, the Beaugency Abbey stood the test of time and is ranked as one of the historic heritages today. This religious building was renovated several times, especially after the wars of religion. It accommodated the council where Louis VII's wedding with Aliénor d'Aquitaine was declared void, where the One hundred's years' war took place and where Jeanne d'Arc freed the city from captivity.
The Abbey became a hotel in the early 20th century. Since then, the owners have been renovating the building, while still keeping its architecture and origin spirit. The old monastic cells were changed into rooms; the enormous monumental staircase still dominates the middle of the abbey. The chevet, the carved capitals and other bas-reliefs have been preserved and some sort of religious spirit still prevails on the site.
The decoration is in communion with the building and spreads this unique atmosphere in all over the place. We constantly work in respect of the abbey and each renovation initiative is a result of a deeper consideration. A success to which each and every of us is an integral part as our site enables you to partake in this adventure.