Abbaye Saint-Paul

Abbey Premonstratensian Verdun, also known as the Abbey of Saint-Paul, is a vast building of the seventeenth century. Formerly occupied by the order of Prémontrés, the abbey is now home to the courthouse of Verdun and the sub-prefecture.

This is probably one of the first religious foundations of Verdun. It was originally a Benedictine abbey outside the Walls, founded in 973. It later passed under the order Premonstratensian. This abbey was destroyed in 1552, fearing a possible siege by Charles V. This former Benedictine abbey was known as Old St. Paul. The abbey was later refounded within the city walls and the abbey was rebuilt from 1556 to 1574 and then destroyed at the end of the eighteenth century. A new monastery was under construction when the Revolution came. The building was confiscated and the foundations of the destroyed church.

The abbey now houses the Palace of Justice and the sub-prefecture of the Meuse.

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