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Bouvines monastery
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This is a view on the monastery of Bouvines. The shot was taken in september 2011, in the end of the afternoon, during heritage days. Panorama made in HDR version (enfuse).

The Monastery of Bouvines was the home of the Dehau family, since its construction until 1940. Felix Dehau (Mayor of Bouvines for 62 years) and his wife, born Marie Lenglart brought up their large family and lived there until their death.

Become monastery in 1945, this building has hosted for nearly 60 years, a community of nuns cloistered dominicans.
Today rebuilt after a fire in January 2005, the monastery is open to the public reception diocese and the new catholic community of the "Chemin neuf" organizes Christian training sessions. It remains a house of prayer according to the will of the Association Dehau Felix.

References : http://www.bouvines.fr/tourisme/autres-monuments/le-monastere.html (translated with help of Google Traduction)

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