Today, I would like to share a bit of history of our town, Bernay (Bernaicum in latin) founded by Judith of Brittany, daughter of Richard II, in 1010. The records of the first Abbott in 1050 refer to a man named Vital who was later on appointed in 1076 by William the Conqueror
head of Westminster Abbey in England.
Here is a view of the north side of the church made of wood panelling, something you don't see often.
Here, you have the same view by night!
The front of the church was rebuilt in the 17th century in a classical renaissance style.
Unfortunately, at the Revolution, the Abbey was abandoned
and after being used by the municipality for storage for a long period of time,
it was refurbished in 1968 and used since for exhibitions and concerts. It is quite beautiful inside, I shall take some photos the next time we go to a concert.