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Picture postcard from… Jumièges Abbey, Normandy, France

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the ruined Benedictine Abbey of JumiègesLucy Dodsworth from On the Luce shares one of her lovely images from Normandy

Alongside the Seine in Normandy is the ruined Benedictine Abbey of Jumièges. It was built in the 7th century then destroyed and rebuilt by various invaders over the years before finally being abandoned after the French Revolution. You can now wander around the atmospheric ruins by day and on summer nights when the abbey’s illuminated and its limestone glows.

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