Site officiel de l'Abbaye Royale Saint-Michel de Bois-Aubry

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A. GENERAL ORGANISATION
 

 

Currently, the historical site of the Abbaye royale Saint-Michel de Bois-Aubry is a private family site managed by one of those passionate about old buildings as we see in these television programs " the hard life of the castle" . But here, the lord is more a passionate pseudo-abbot than authoritarian. He deals with the frock of the handyman and a natural tonsure (alas, we're not getting younger ...!) rather than in a purple cape and crown pump ...
1. A.B.A, nave south side of the cornice modillons representing an owl or owl scare

 

The Abbaye de Bois-Aubry : a family affair … (Photo MOG and C.VDH.)
 

In the future we envision at the Abbey, with the limited resources that are ours, gradually diversify our business by giving them the appropriate legal forms.Thus, different ways are being explored, both in regard to an appropriate distribution of land (the Abbey itself as a historical monument, the private cemetery of the Abbey with the tomb of Yul Brynner, the area of farm and its swimming pool, private area of occupancy), as regards the activities envisaged (holiday; tours; events; activities; sécurisation, restauration, conservation of the site; products; other). 

Today we can confirm that there are 3 main groups of activities organised on the site:  the activities regarding the holidays ("Gîtes" and swimming pool), the guided visits (tours) of the site (Historical monument and cemetery), and the activities of securisation, restoration and conservation of the site.  These last activities, and the obligation to find funds to support them, have brought us to create an "association": the ASSOCIATION ABBAYE ROYALE SAINT-MICHEL DE BOIS-AUBRY

This Association, which was created on the 21th. of July 2009, has been officialy declared at the Sous-préfecture of Chinon, and officially published in the french official journal (J.O.) of the 8 of August 2009 (J.O., Lois et décrets, Associations, 141e année, n°32, 8  août 2009, p.3851, n°652).

The purpose of the Association, as published in the official journal is: Analysis, conception, development and management of specific programs of securisation, safeguard, restoration, maintenance, conservation and revalorisation of the classified monument of the Abbaye, but also of the site of the Abbaye; Research, and cession of documents, management and transmission of studies, advices and opinions to the owner; Studies, development, management and control, in relation with the competent official authorities, regarding research and archéological excavations; publication; Defense and protection of the historical monument; Defense, protection and conservaiton of the monument and of the site in relation and direct collaboration of the local authorities (Municipalité de Luzé).  Active research of donators(grants, gifts), sponsors, patrons in order to get the adapted funds"

For all information regarding this association: Tel.: 00 33 (0)2 47 58 37 11 or Mail: contact@abbayeboisaubry.com

We hope that the ideas and the facts will rapidly progress on those divine places where time destroyer should now no longer have any control.

Of course, any ideas, support or volunteer involvement in research or the implementation of the above points are welcome.
3. A.B.A.,view to the west from fallow flowers (Photo MOG, 2008)
 
For any "brilliant"idea, help or envy to get mor information regarding the Association Abbaye Royale Saint-Michel de Bois-Aubry , click here
B . THE GITES

 For the GITES, see also the website: www.abbayedeboisaubry.eu

 

B1. GENERAL
 

The gîtes de l'Abbaye de Bois-Aubry are close to the Abbey Saint-Michel. They were arranged in the conventual buildings annexes in the outdoor courtyard of the Abbey, and to know each of them, unless otherwise indicated, average surface of 75 to 100 m2.

 (For the GITES, see also the website: www.abbayedeboisaubry.eu)

See the Gîtes on the french news TF1:

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4. A.B.A. gîte de la Porterie (XVe) (Photo MOG, sept 2008)
 
Each gîte has been completely restored and passionately studied to achieve a balance between tradition and modern comfort, relaxation and conviviality, authenticity and spirit of the holidays. The layout, furnishings and equipment each combines history with pleasure. Artistical or practical, a final decorative touch brings them harmony and enjoyment of life.
 
6. A.B.A. acces to the Porterie nord sight, true medieval setting (Photo MOG, nov.2008)
 
Each gîte has a TV lounge, equipped kitchen , comfortable rooms, its pleasant bathrooms. It should be noted that access to the rooms is done by fairly narrow stairs that may not be suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Each gîte also has a small private garden where guests can relax in privacy.
7. A.B.A., Dome (XVe) and garden of the Porterie (XVe)under the snow(Photo MOG, jan.2009)
 
For security reasons and respect of the place, vehicular traffic on the site of the farm is limited to boarding and disembarkation of passengers and / or goods. A parking space is assigned lodging. Located within walking distance of the gîtes, it allows guests to leave their vehicle on the secure parking. Access to public roads is managed by an automatic gate with access code, regularly amended.
 

The heated swimming pool (from June to end of September) with direct view on the Abbey, will be accessible to guests during their stay in accordance with the rules of procedure (hours / except in exceptional cases, not accessible to children under 6 years / except in exceptional cases) and traditional security regulations. For a peaceful surrounding, the pool will be accessible only to guests staying on site.

8. A.B.A., Fountain Pool, passage history of the basin of the monks at the trough of the cat | 8b. A.B.A. Piscine de l'Abbaye (Cliché MOG, mai2009)
 

For obvious reasons of security, free access to the historic monument itself will be allowed only under strict conditions to be discussed directly in individual cases with the owner (with / responsibility and discharge / opening hours). A guided tour and commentary will be made during each stay for guests who want.

 

The farmhouses, rented by week, will be available from Saturday at 16 pm (arrival) to the next Saturday at 10 am (departure)

 

In addition to some entertainment you can enjoy on site (reading, swimming, table tennis, petanque, badminton, cycling, films, etc..), the small village of Luzé, located barely 3 km from the Abbey, will provide you some additional leisure (fishing, horse riding, tennis, football, mini-golf) and the possibility to supply you in everyday life (bread, newspapers, gasoline, tobacco, food). Finally, an unimaginable number of other cultural activities (cinema, concerts, visits to sites, residences and castles of the Loire), gastronomy (restaurants, vineyards), sports (golf, kayaking, sports of all kinds), games (and Futuroscope parks) and the amenities of all kinds (shopping) will be offered in the region.
9. A.B.A., church tower off work, octagonal spiral staircase, all to a height of 40 m
For the GITES, see also the website: www.abbayedeboisaubry.eu  
For information on recreation, click here
 
10. Abbaye de Bois-Aubry | 11. Castle d'Azay le Rideau | 12. Golf and leisure of Lake St Cyr | 13. Futuroscope, Poitiers
 
IMPORTANT : Veuillez noter que :
- The domain and the gîtes of the Abbaye de Bois-Aubry are ordered non-smoker
 
- For reasons of security and tranquility, access to the historic monument and the pool are strictly regulated ;
 
- For historical reasons beyond our control, the cottages are not suitable for disabled persons;
 
- For security reasons, some homes are not suitable for small children;
 
- Pets are not allowed on the site or in the gîtes
 

The prices vary according the available gîtes and seasons (See also the website: www.abbayedeboisaubry.eu  )

 
SEASONS
DATES
 LOW SEASON
  •   2017:  from 1st of April till 15th of April; from 13th of May till 20 of May; from 27th of May till 3d of June; from 10th of June till 24th of June; from 16th of September till 30th of September 
MIDDLE SEASON :
  • 2016:  from 26/03 till 03/06; from 17/09 till 12/11

 

  • 2017: from 15th of April till 13th of May; form 20th of May till 27th of May; from 3d of June till the 10th of June; from the 24th of June till 1st of July; from 2d of September till the 16th of September

 

INTER SEASON 2016
  • 2016:  from 04/06 till 24/06; fm 03/09 till 16/09

 

 

HIGH SEASON :
  • 2016:  from 25/06 till 01/07; from 27/08 till 02/09

 

  • 2017: from 1st of July till 15th of August, and from 26th. of August till 2d of September  

 

VERY HIGH SEASON :
  • 2016: from 02/07 till 15/07
  •  
  • 2017: from15th. of July till 26 of August

 

 VERY VERY HIGH SEASON 2016
  • 2016: from 16/07 till 26/08

 
 

 

   


 

 

 

For all information or reservation, please click here
B2. Gîte de la PORTERIE (4 stars)
 

The "gîte" of "Porterie", which combines comfort and tradition, offers its guests the opportunity to spend a wonderful holiday in complete independence in a historic setting quite exceptional.  The Gîte de la Porterie is listed 4 stars, and is member of the label "Parc Naturel Régional Loire-Anjou-Touraine" : http://www.parc-loire-anjou-touraine.fr/fr

For the GITES, see also the website: www.abbayedeboisaubry.eu

See our gîte on TF1 news:

https://www.facebook.com/Crocodile.infos/videos/957086584437355/

14. A.B.A.,Surrounded by red, the Porterie Farm, located north east of the tower to the fifteenth and oue
 
The Porterie, located at the foot of the tower of the Abbaye Royale de Bois-Aubry, date it as of the fifteenth century. In his book "The archaeological Touraine *, R. Ranjard reported that "North of the tower, a wide open door hanger, a postern of the same design, both topped with badges logs, open backed into a wall of jagged foothills, which leads to a large cylindrical towerette muraille and this tower dates alsow from the XVième ». Unfortunately the aliasing is gone, the Porterie presents still , north-east sight, two archers strangling,
that reflect the character fortified abbey in the fifteenth century - if the cylindrical tower was demolished in 1945 to 1955-testimony of former owners of that time and if it appears finally that the "patches" have been very recently stolen-testimony of former owners on site who have reminded us that these flowers were lilies - the Porterie still, and the door charretière the postern and its foothills.
15. A.B.A., the Porterie (Photo MOG, march 2009) | 16. A.B.A., the Porterie at the foot of the dome off work XV (Photo MOG, march 2009)
 
The Cottage opens at ground floor, a very pleasant living room in stone, including a series of original elements (low doors, fireplace, rustic garden, stone sink) and quality ( beams and joists in oak, tiles, decorative elements in various stone) highlighted by a lighting. This living room, which opens in the master bedroom, a kitchen adjacent to which the design and comfort (central island, modern equipment and complete) blend perfectly with the old stone (archer, joists, columns decorative tiles , wood stove).
 
On the floor, the stairway opens onto a small room open oak floor, a nice bathroom (large tiled shower-type mini-steam bath, large double sink, toilet) and also a master bedroom floor. As mentioned previously, the latter opens in mezzanine and stone on the show, giving the whole a perfect holiday atmosphere. Finally, a hidden staircase overlooks a mini-mini-mezzanine/attic ... the perfect spot for grumpy little children or excess baggage.
 
17. A.B.A.,private garden gîte porterie, Portail porterie, nov 2008 (Photo MOG, nov 2008) | 18. A.B.A., private garden porterie, Portail porterie, nov 2008 (Photo MOG, nov 2008)
 
A private garden, unique closed hedges or walls, adjacent to the cottage. This allows, in all privacy, to relax (barbecue and garden furniture available), while enjoying the view of the Monastery, the green spaces surrounding the portal of the Abbey and its bell tower. A covered parking space, located on site within walking distance of the cottage, will allow guests to leave their car parked safely jardin privatif, cadre unique clos de haies ou de murs, jouxte le gîte.
 

On the other hand, Porterie is really close to the heated swimming pool (June-September), including the sound of the fountain will delight you at nap time.

19. A.B.A., Porterie view from the swimming pool (Photo MOG, jan2009) | 19b. A.B.A. Piscine de l''Abbaye (Cliché MOg, mai 2009) | 19c. A.B.A. Porterie (Cliché MOG, mai2008)
 

The characteristic gîte, the Porterie is historically the home of the brother-porter de l'Abbaye de Bois-Aubry. Rule of St. Benedict in effect provided in chapter 66: "At the door of the monastery, we put an old sound, that can receive and make the response and which preserves the maturity to walk everywhere. This door should have a box near the door, so that arrivals are always someone there to answer them. As soon as a hit or a poor will be called , he would reply: "Dea gratias" or "Benedicite" and with all the sweetness of the fear of God, he will hasten to answer in the fervor of charity. If the door needs help, he will have with him a younger brother ..."**

 

20. A.B.A. Portal Poterie, path door and pedestrian door, interior view(Photo MOG, ma
 

*R.RANJARD, La Touraine Archéologique, Maillocheau, Tours, 1930, p 419.

**Extrait du Chap. 66 de la règle de St Benoît, in BARRY, YEO, NORRIS, Sagesse des Monastères, La règle de Saint Benoît pour la vie de tous les jours, Ed. Salvator, Paris 2006, p.130.

 For the GITES, see also the website: www.abbayedeboisaubry.eu
For all information or reservation, please click here
 
TECHNICAL DATA PORTERIE
DATA AVAILABILITY
   
DOUBLE BED(160X200cm) 1(2pers.)
SINGLE BED (100x200cm) +STOW - AWAY BED (80x200cm) 1(1pers.)+1(2pers.)
LARGE SHOWER 1
BATH Non
TV Oui
MAGNETOSCOPE DVD/VHS Oui
FULLY-FITTED KITCHEN Oui
DISH WASHER Yes
WASHING MACHINE No
WOOD STOVE (Utilis. under reservation) Yes
FIREPLACE (Utilis. under reservation) Yes
ENCLOSED PRIVATE GARDEN
Yes
FAIR GARDEN AND BARBECUE
Yes
PARKING SPACE 1
ACCES SWIMMING POOL (View point 2.1) Yes
SHEETS & TOWELS On demand
OCCUPANCY 3 - 5 persons
   

 

TABLE RATE PORTERIE PER WEEK (from Saturday 4 p.m. to next Saturday 10 a.m.)
(See Season Tables above in paragraph B.1.)
PORTERIE RATES  (in EURO)
MIDDLE SEASON 2016
LOW SEASON 2017
                                      450 EUR
                                       450 EUR
INTER SEASON 2016
MIDDLE SEASON 2017
499 EUR / 450 EUR IF 2 PERSONS
550 EUR
HIGH SEASON 2016 499 EUR
VERY HIGH SEASON 2016
HIGH SEASON 2017
999 EUR
990 EUR
VERY VERY HIGH SEASON 2016
VERY HIGH SEONSON 2017
1249 EUR
1249 EUR

 

TABLE RATE PORTERIE WEEK-END AND SPECIAL WEEK-END
(See Season Tables above in paragraph B.1.)
PORTERIE RATES  (W-E and Special W-E outside of holidays period and special day off (in EURO)
 W-E 2 NIGHTS (Friday 6 p.m. till Sunday 6 p.m.)                                        350 EUR
LONG W-E 3 NIGHTS (Thursday 6 p.m. till Sunday 6 p.m.) 450  EUR
 MIDWEEK 3 NIGHTS (Monday 6 p.m. till Thursday 2 p.m.) 399  EUR
 SPECIAL UK MIDWEEK 4 NIGHTS (Monday 6 p.m. till Friday 12h.) *
450  EUR
SPECIAL UK W-E 3 NIGHTS (Friday 5 p.m. till Monday 12 h.) * 450  EUR

 * These Special UK Midweek, and Special UK  W-E 3 nights, are specialy made for people arriving from London (Stansted Airport) at the Tours Airport  

Above prices are exclusive heating expenses (10 EUR / day). Linen included. Systematic household supplement (50 EUR).
 For the GITES, see also: www.abbbayedeboisaubry.eu
For all information or reservation, please click here
B3. Gîte le GRENIER A GRAINS (4 Stars)
 
Historically, we believe that the building, which we provisionally qualified "Grenier à grain " * should be part of the XV and the XVIIth century. It lies east of "the corridor, vaulted a broken cradle, connecting the interior courtyard to the outdoor courtyard of the monastery "** and the" kitchen religion "**, and adjacent to a tower which can still read traces open both on the ground that in its western façade. As the cylindrical corner tower that once adjoined the Porterie, this tower was probably a tower rectangular. It included a staircase similar to that which can still collect the fingerprint in the octagonal tower south of the Hotel des conversation. Unfortunately, this tower, as the oral testimony of a son of the owner of that era, was demolished in the years 1945 to 1955 so that, by re-using materials with which it was conceived more than five hundred years ago , filling the yard and driveway access leading to it ... You can still detect some features of this tower on old photographs of the Abbey.

The Gîte du Grenier à grains is listed 4 stars, and is member of the label "Parc Naturel Régional Loire-Anjou-Touraine"

: http://www.parc-loire-anjou-touraine.fr/fr

See the Gîtes on the french news TF1:

www.facebook.com/Crocodile.infos/videos/957086584437355/

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Le Gîte, which borders to the south "outdoor courtyard of the convent" ** where "is still the well of the monastery" ** opens, on the ground floor, a very pleasant stay in small living room in stone including a series of bright berries and elements of quality (low doors, interior shutters, oak lintels, tiles, stone) highlighted by adapted lighting. It should be noted that this small salon, which includes a sofa bed to accommodate a possible passage guest, communicated, through an opening inside (like a bar / american kitchen) and two side openings, a nice kitchen with modern comforts (modern equipment and complete island to both table and bar) combined perfectly with the old stone.
21. Photo dating from the first half of XXth century, still representing the South East Tour
 
A circular staircase leads to a kind open floor loft where a large room (2 persons bed and a trundle bed) adjacent bathroom comfort from central bath (shower, bathtub, sink, toilet) separated from it by a beautiful farm (poutraison) old. Overlooking the bathroom, mezzanine, bedroom (one bed for 2 people) you into the tops of the beams. While stone and heavy timber revive the side of historic places, the mezzanine design, the "open space" and the lighting system provide a modern hand, and friendly holiday to all.
 
A small private garden, enclosed by all young hedges, adjoins the cottage. This allows, in all privacy, to relax (barbecue and garden furniture available), while enjoying the view of the south apse of the abbey, its annexes (well, Porterie, etc..) and green spaces.
 
A covered parking space, located on the site within walking distance of the cottage, will allow guests to leave their vehicle in secured parking.
 
On the other site, this house is located just steps from the heated swimming pool (June-september), including the sound of the fountain will delight you during the nap.
 
Finally, for safety, this cottage is not suitable for small children.
 For the GITES, see also the website: www.abbayedeboisaubry.eu
For all information or reservation, please click here
 
TECHNICAL DATA GRENIER A GRAINS
DATA AVAILABILITY
   
DOUBLE BED(160X200cm) 2 (2pers.+2pers.)
STOW-AWAY BED (80x200cm) 1 (2 pers.)
LARGE SHOWER (95x115cm) 1
BAIGNOIRE (centrale) Yes
TV Yes
MAGNETOSCOPE DVD/VHS Yes
FULLY-FITTED KITCHEN Yes
DISH WASHER Yes
WASHING MACHINE Yes
WOOD STOVE No
FIRE PLACE Non
PRIVATE GARDEN Yes
FAIR GARDEN & BARBECUE Yes
PARKING SPACE 1
ACCES SWIMMING POOL Yes
SHEETS & TOWELS On demand
OCCUPANCY 2 - 6 persons
   

 

TABLE RATES GRENIER A GRAINS PER WEEK (from Saturday 4 p.m. to next Saturday 10 a.m.)
(See Season Tables above in paragraph B.1.)
GRENIER A GRAINS RATES  (in EURO)
MIDDLE SEASON 2016
LOW SEASON 2017
                                      450 EUR
                                      450 EUR
INTER SEASON 2016
MIDDLE SEASON 2017
499 EUR / 450 EUR IF 2 PERSONS
550 EUR
HIGH SEASON 2016 499 EUR
VERY HIGH SEASON 2016
HIGH SEASON 2017
999 EUR
990 EUR
VERY VERY HIGH SEASON 2016
VERY HIGH SEASON 2017
1249 EUR
1249 EUR

 

TABLE RATES GRENIER A GRAINS WEEK-END AND SPECIAL WEEK-END
(See Season Tables above in paragraph B.1.).)
GRENIER A GRAINS RATES  (in EURO)
(W-E and Special W-E outside of holidays period and special day off (in EURO)
W-E 2 NIGHTS (Friday 6 p.m. till Sunday 6 p.m.)                                        350 EUR
LONG W-E 3 NIGHTS (Thursday 6 p.m. till Sunday 6 p.m.) 450 EUR
MIDWEEK 3 NIGHTS (Monday 6 p.m. till Thursday 2 p.m.) 399  EUR

SPECIAL UK MIDWEEK 4 NIGHTS (Monday 6 p.m. till Friday 12h.) *

  450 EUR
SPECIAL UK W-E 3 NIGHTS (Friday 5 p.m. till Monday 12 h.)* 450 EUR

* These Special UK Midweek, and Special UK  W-E 3 nights, are specialy made for people arriving from London (Stansted Airport) at the Tours Airport  

 

Above prices are exclusive of heating expenses (10 EUR / day). Linen included. Systematic household supplement (50 EUR)
 

* At this stage of our research, the historic use of the annex building are not yet known. Its use as "granary to grain" is, among many other possibilities, but could be asked

**R.RANJARD, La Touraine Archéologique, Maillocheau, Tours, 1930, p 418 and 419.

C. VISITS
 

The historic site of the Royal Abbey of Saint-Michel Bois-Aubry can be visited on the following conditions:

A. SEASON:


  - open every day, except on Monday, from the 1st of April till the 30st of September, from 10 a.m. till 12.30 and from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m., for non guided tours. 

   -open (without reservation) each thuesday and Sunday, at 3 p.m., during the period going from the 15th. of April till the 15th of September, for guided tours;

  -open the all year, for groupes only, and on request (reservation: by Tel: 00 33 (0)2 47 58 37 11 or by mail: contact@abbayeboisaubry.com ) ;           

   - closed on Monday.

B. CONDITIONS OF THE VISIT:

Conditions of security have, in all cicumstances, to be respected on site (see the program given).

B.1.GUIDED TOURS

Guided tour organised and explaned by the owner himself.

Lenght of the visit:  1h.30 to 2h30... and sometimes more...

Fees: a) Family:    - adults: 10 EUR

                            - childrens from 10 to 18 years old + students (with card) : 5 EUR

                            - childrens under 10 years old: free

         b) Groups (minimum 15 adults)/ deseased people : 8 EUR per pers.

         c) Scholar visits: 4 EUR per child + free for 1 adult for 6 childrens   

Pay attention: no toilet on site (currently working on it on site)

B.2. NON GUIDED TOURS

Visit without guide, but with a document regarding the artistical and cultural aspects.

Fees: a) Family: - adults: 8 EUR

                        - childrens from 10 to 18 years old + students (with card) : 5 EUR

                        -childrens under 10: free

            b) Groups (minimum 15 adults)/deaseased people: 7 EUR/pers.

Pay attention: no toilet on site (currently working on it on site)

B.3 "JOURNEES DU PATRIMOINE "

The "Journées du Patrimoine" in September, every year : non guided visits during the all day, and  guided visits (on 10.30 a.m, 3 p.m.)

Price: adults & childrens: See official program of "Ministère de la Culture"

 B.4. FOR OTHER REQUESTS:

For other requests like touristic walkings, horses, pic-nic, etc., please call us: 02 47 58 37 11)  .

 "Pay ATTENTION: no toilets on site"

 

30. A.B.A., "modillon de l'abisidiole" south, cornice east side (Photo MOG, sept. 2008)
 
31. A.B.A, church tower , cul de lampe, Angel on the shield (Photo MOG, april 2008) | 32. A.B.A., church tower off work XVe, visite on the feed of the arrow on stone (Photo MOG, may 2008) | 33. A.B.A., heart of the Abbatiale, lavabo, detail (Photo MOG, april 2008)
 
For more information or reservation, please click here
D. EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/CELEBRATIONS
 
We intend in future to organize various activities on the domain, divided mainly into three categories
 
D1. EVENTS
 

Concerts, recitals, expositions, rallye,theatrical performances, evening entertainments, shows, contests, brocantes, salons, distribution of prizes ans other events.

34. Bois-Aubry, hunting (photo MOG, march 2009) | 35. Bois-Aubry, hunting , (photo MOG, march 2009) | 36. Bois-Aubry, hunting (photo MOG, march 2009)
 
Some of these events are possible in the medium term. Others will be on longer term. The Association Abbaye Royale Saint-Michel de Bois-Aubry (A.A.R.S.M.B.A.) plans also to organise some events in order to get some money to restore the Abbey...
 
37. Bois-Aubry, rallye quad (Photo MOG, may 2008) | 38. Bois-Aubry, rallye 4x4, may 2008 (Photo MOG) | 39. Bois-Aubry, westsight of the Abbaye, rallye 4x4, moto and quad (Photo MOG, may2008)
 
We keep our customers informed as our progress in these araes .
 
For further general information or specific regarding the A.A.R.S.M.B.A., click here
D2. PRIVATE EVENTS
 

Communions, baptisms, weddings, festive meal (Christmas Eve,New Year's Eve, Valentine's Banquet, family receptions, birthdays, etc..) jubilee, family reunion after a funeral, hunting food, etc...

40. A.B.A.,Balloon passing over the tower off-work of the Abbaye de Bois-Aubry
 
Most of these private parties can be arranged on long or very long term. In fact, any hall is currently suitable for private parties in a part of the Abbey. An upcoming renovation program could include the restoration of a room for this purpose. Indeed, two pre-projects are currently under consideration...
 
However, some celebrations may be held outdoors, or in a marquee under the cloister of the Abbey ... Under study.
41. A.B.A., Victoria as bride, cloister, north side gallery(Photo MOG, july 2008)
 
Anyway, we keep our clients regularly informed of developments in our reflections and progress in this subject.
 
For further information, click here
D3. PROFESSIONAL / BUSINESS ACTIVITES
 

Seminars, conferences, general meetings, press conferences, collecting donations, tastings, product demonstrations, banquets, business lunches, cocktails, etc.

42. A.B.A., Abbey heights for the north side (Photo MOG, oct.2007)
 

As for the private parties, the business activities can only be held on long or very long term. Here also, no room is currently able to organize these activities and events as part of the Abbey. As mentioned above, an upcoming renovation program could include the restoration of a room for this purpose ... Pre-projects are currently under study...

 
43. A.B.A., morning dew (Photo MOG, nov 2008) | 44. A.B.A., modillon (Photo MOG, march 2009)
 
However, as mentioned in the previous point, some activities could be held outdoors, or in a marquee under the cloister of the Abbey ... under study.
 
Anyway, we keep our clients regularly informed of developments in our reflections and progress in this subject.
 
For further information, click here
E. PRODUCTS
 

We intend in future to upgrade some traditional food products originally designed in the historic abbeys such as the Abbaye Saint-Michel de Bois-Aubry.

45. Abbaye de Bois-Aubry, planting trees to slow growth around the cemetery | 46. Squares of vineyards, gardens of the Abbey of Seuilly ... Another good example to follow...Snapshot MOG, | 47. The gardens of the former Devinière ... a good example to follow .. . (Snapshot MOG, march 2008)
 
For the moment, we plan to present the rehabilitation of some small medieval gardens on ancestral plants. Some historical research in plant materials are currently under study. On the other hand, examples of the former gardens of the same type surround us ... A whole program...
 
Any help or volunteer experience that benefits in this regard would, of course, be welcome...
 
For further information, click here
F. OTHER ACTIVITIES
 
F1. SIGHT ON THE RESTORATION OF HISTORIC MONUMENT
 

Long neglected and / or abused, the Abbaye de Bois-Aubry itself (MH) would require a double emergency restoration program.

48. A.B.A., view from the south, sunflowerfield (Photo MOG, july 2007)
 

The first program would be on one part, to secure the site and secondly, to keep them in their current state, thus avoiding any further deterioration. The second is, however, to engage in a genuine progressive restoration of the listed parts.

 

 

As very recent owners of the places we explored the site and gradually tired to establish some contacts with the administrative authorities, as well as some political authorities. These contacts are, so far, remained unproductive. Hope that in future we will be able to transmit our passion...

 

49. A.B.A., modillon (Photo MOG, april 2008)
 

However, we wish here to thank Madam the Mayor of Luzé (and here communal team ), which has always reserved a warm welcome and was able to share our enthusiasm by demonstrating listening, understanding, advice, professionalism and constructive support on our requests.

50. A.B.A., modillon (Photo MOG, nov.2008)
 

On the other hand, we also wish to thank Mr. Christian Gilbert that we were honored to meet friendly on site several times. Christian Gilbert, scholar and author of two great artistic and historical studies relating to the Abbey Saint-Michel de Bois-Aubry, is probably so far the best scientific reference on the historical, architectural and artistic of the Abbay.

 

51. A.B.A., modillon (Photo MOG, sept.2008)
 

Regarding to the restoration programs of a historical monument, and not having the necessary financial resources, we have create a legal structure to this task, and the archaeological excavations (Cf.here below) and research grants and sponsorship for the Abbaye: the ASSOCIATION ABBAYE ROYALE SAINT-MICHEL DE BOIS-AUBRY (A.A.R.S.M.B.A.).

 
52. A.B.A., capital under de snow(Snapshot MOG, jan.2007) | 53.A.B.A., Fortified part tower west side (Snapshot MOG, june 2007)
 

Any volunteer help or experience that we could take advantage on this subject (legal, practical, historical) would, of course, be very welcome...

 

 
For more help on your part in this research or inquiries, or if you want to get more information regarding the Association Abbaye Royale Saint-Michel de Bois-Aubry, click here
F2. RELATIVES RESTAURATIONS TO THE GITES
 

In the future, and taken into account our limited resources, we plan to progressively restore any additional gîte in the annex buildings of the outer court of the Abbey. Our goal is to preserve this cultural heritage and to revive these places with the few resources we have. We hope that the resources found in an annex restored cottage will restore another, and so on...

 

54. A.B.A., restoration of the house opposite the apse of the Abbaye (Photo MOG, sept.2007)
 

Any volunteer help or experience that we could take advantage on this subject (architecture, gîtes, artisanal, school projects,...l) would, of course, be very welcome...

 
55. A.B.A., restoration work on the floor in the Porterie (Photo MOG, feb. 2008) | 56. A.B.A., Construction of the swiming pool de la piscinein the barn facing the east side of the Abbay| 57. A.B.A., restorations of the gîtes (Photo MOG, june 2007) | 58.A.B.A., reinforced part, west sight (Photo MOG, june 2007)
 For the GITES, see also: www.abbayedeboisaubry.eu
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F3. EXCAVATIONS AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH
 

We believe in the future development of research and archaeological excavations at the site of the Abbey. We believe in fact that many parts of the site are still unknown and still is a good mystery.

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59. A.B.A., Plan DRAC, Situation of the dragging at the Abbaye de Bois-Aubry, 1991
 

These excavations will enable us to update the foundations of old buildings that have disappeared, tounderstand better the functionality of some other, or to pinpoint the stages of construction / destruction that have succeeded over the centuries. We would probably also find some objects of daily monastic life of the past, some work of art (sculpture, painting, etc..) religious of character, having escaped the havoc of time, some falls or lying abandoned for eternity, some crypt or subterranean cave sadly forgotten ...We hope that the Association Abbaye Royale Saint-Michel de Bois-Aubry (A.A.R.S.M.B.A.) will do a good job in this matter.

 

60. Abbaye de Bois-Aubry, floor tiles in the 3rd bay of the nave of the abbay
 

Enfin, ces fouilles permettraient d’animer le site par la présence continue de personnes de tous âges passionnées par l’histoire et l’archéologie (ados en camps à thèmes historiques et archéologiques ; étudiants en histoire de l’art ou en archéologie en quête d’un stage, d’une expérience concrète sur le terrain, d’un sujet de mémoire ou de thèse ; professeurs en quête d’un projet de recherche ; etc.), et pourquoi pas, si « Dieu le veut », de faire l’une ou l’autre découverte valorisant les lieux.

61. A.B.A., Igor at the foot of the foothills of the first bay of the nave of the Abbey, decommitment.
 

We do, however, have no knowledge or experience in this area. Any volunteer help or experience that you could bring (legal, authorities, clubs, organization, school projects, interested universities, budgets, etc..) would, of course, be welcome. Don't hesitate to join the A.A.R.S.M.B.A.!

 

 
For more help on your part in its implementation, information regarding the A.A.R.S.M.B.A., or other inquiries, click here
F4. HISTORICAL RESEARCH
 

We are, since the acquisition of Abbey Bois-Aubry, fascinated by its history. We hope to one day complete the drafting of it by completing the few data we have today.

62. A.B.A., inondations in april 2008 (Photo MOG, april 2008)
 

Also, any testimony (oral or written, old or recent, direct or indirect, on the places themselves, their history or at the cemetery where lie the ashes of Yul Brynner) and donations of materials or objects on Abbey (books, articles, cartulaires, manuscripts, documents or notarized letters, paintings, watercolors, drawings, postcards, etc..) are welcome * for this task.  Don't hesitate to join the Association Abbaye Royale Saint Michel de Bois-Aubry (A.A.R.S.M.B.A.) if you do feel concerned by this matter!

 

63. Abbaye de Bois-Aubry, oil (signed Jean Mourey, 2009, Coll.Privée)
 
For any oral or written testimony, grants or other historical documents relating to the history of the Abbey, requests regarding the A.A.R.S.M.B.A.  or inquiries, click here
 

* We wish to thank here, ladies and gentlemen Christian Gilbert, Jacques Guyot, Claudette and Alain Soumagnac, Michel Mendez and others for old documents and photographs they have sent us about the Abbey. We also wish to thank Mr. Jean Mourey who honored us with his talents as a painter. Another witness for the future...

 

F5. FILMS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
 
F5.1. FILMS
 

The site of l'Abbaye de Bois-Aubry, in the cemetery where is one of the greatest actors of all time, offers a unique setting for a film or a chapter. The evocative power of ruin plays full. The framework lends itself to everything: romantic film (like "Jane Eyre," "Tess" or "Pride and Prejudice"), film de cape and sword (such as "Cyrano" and "The Three Musketeers"), historical movie(genus Jeanne d'Arc "or" Queen Margot "), war movies (like" Saving Private Ryan ") historical thriller (like" Au nom de la rose "or" The Phantom of the Opera " ...) and so on.

 

64. A.B.A., Abbaye de Bois-Aubry under the snow, view from the east sight (Photo MOG, jan. 200 | 65. A.B.A., modillon,(Photo MOG, march 2009)
 
A little bit imagination, some good plans, some traveling, a flash back ... you've arrived!
 
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F5.2. PHOTOGRAPHS
 

The location of the Abbaye de Bois-Aubry offers an idyllic setting for the realization of various photographs. Natural light, a reflection of the tuffs, the morning mists and ray" fingers roses" offers zoom specialists and film a wide range of fresh charcoal to watercolors. The harmony of the moment succeeds that of the previous time, giving free rein to variants impressionists.

 

66. A.B.A. Victoria as bride, marquees house (Photo MOG, july 2008) | 67. A.B.A., Victoria as bride, convent , main entrance XVIIe XVIIIe (Photo MOG, july 2008) | 68. A.B.A., Victoria as bride, fortifications, octogonale tower (Photo MOG, july 2008)
 

A romantic getaway, a height of tower, an archer of chiaroscuro, a curved arcade, a cascading ivy, a climbing rose on tent ... Séduction assured...

 

 
69. Victoria as bride on the edge of the swimming pool of the Abbay (Photo MOG, july 2008) | 70. Victoria as bride, convent, nave of the Abbatiale south sight (Photo MOG, july 2008) | 71. A.B.A., Victoria as bride, Hôtellerie des convers (Photo MOG, july 2008) | 72. A.B.A., Victoria in wedding dress, (Photo MOG, july 2008)
 
Wedding photography, fashion photography, advertising photographs, or other places ... you'll be seducesd by the locations...
 
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G. HELPING US
 
G1. GRANTS, GIFTS, PATRONAGE
 

As indicated in the "F1. SITE RESTORATION OF HISTORIC MONUMENT, l' Abbaye de Bois-Aubry has over time been neglected, abused, looted, neglected and often forgotten.

73. A.B.A., deposit pithy fortune, progressive classification(Photo MOG, sept 2007) | 74. A.B.A., Igor on scaffolding (Photo MOG, oct. 2007)
 

We wish with all our heart give life to this wonderful project, head held high, rebroadcast the future generations with a whole "monumental" in our history, our architecture, our art, our culture.

 

 

Also, the Abbey itself, as a historical monument, requires does a double emergency restoration program. The first program in two phases, would be to secure the scene and then maintain in this state. The second seeks to initiate a genuine progressive restoration of all parties.

 

 

Our requests for aid from the authorities concerned are so far remained low productif, we believe we have to gradually move towards a system for financial support, namely a system of appeal for donations and sponsorship from individuals or legal persons like private companies or institutions, to help us with this cumbersome task that we have imposed

 For this reason, in conformity to what we have mentioned in the point  "A.General organisation" , 2 associations have bee"n created: ASSOCIATION ABBAYE ROYALE SAINT-MICHEL DE BOIS-AUBRY (A.A.R.S.M.B.A.) and ASSOCIATION DES AMIS DE L'ABBAYE DE BOIS-AUBRY

73. A.B.A., Hôtellerie des convers, floor completely disappeared, the need of restoration
 
Certain renovations have priority or are fundamental to the stability of the building:
76. A.B.A., Fortified part of the XVth century, progressive cracking problem required security | 77. A.B.A., portal reflectory, ciurrent situation (Photo MOG, jan.2007) | 78. A.B.A., portal reflectory today disappeared for the Cloister Museum in NY
 

1. consolidation of the soil and the southern wall of the Dortoir of the monks, as well as piles of the entry Couloir of the monks. Indeed, the plundering of the floor tiles of the dormitory and foundation piles of the corridor directly contributed to destabilize the structure of this building, which obviously makes the task not evident...

 

 

2. refend the wall of the nave, on which the rood screen and the vault of the nave and two side spans of the foothills south of the nave. The wall and the foothills have once been many refinements, surveys *, etc.. which seem not to have been particularly favorable...

 

 

3. various works on building the Hôtel des convers where floor (poutraison / tiles) and the small courtyard entry also appeared to have been looted, looting directly affecting the stability of the structure of this property ... This again makes not the task of restoration;

 

 
4. various minor work and jointers octagonal tower on the south, and the fortified part of the XVthe century;
 
5. various urgent roof constructions (repairs and maintenance) on the Abbey, the monks dormitory and Hôtellerie
 
79. A.B.A., under house shoring, Roman column, seated fendues (Photo MOG, | 80. A.B.A., Hôtel des convers, detail, and the remains of undergoing staircase (janv.2007)
 

Other work, if possible, make some earlier work of restoration more useful than they were. Take, for example, the consolidation of the foundations of the house which the vaults have been restored before, unfortunately, to consolidate the foundations of the central battery, which required, thereafter, the sub was in this room.

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81. A.B.A., Octagonal tower on the west side, in dangerous condition, to restore promptly
 
Finally, the actual restoration work to achieve, are extremely heavy:
 

1. consolidation and restoration of the l'Abbatiale combined (stabilization of the structure, restoration of walls, floors, vaults, windows remplages of the frame and roof, the roof covering the north apsidioles requiring complete restoration);

 

 
2. restoration of the kitchen (stabilization of the structure and complete restoration of the ground and secured to the roof); e
 
3. restoration of the Hôtellerie (stabilization of the structure and the foothills of emergency, restoration of soil and the fireplace, complete restoration of the floor and the beams, roof restoration)
 
4. complete restoration of the Dortoir des moines, including the basement, walls and the roof;
 
5. end of the restoration of the Salle capitulaire ;
 
6. Restoration of the joists and floor of the Clocher.
 
In reading this daunting task, you probably understand why we have decided to appeal for DONATIONS and SPONSERSHIP of individuals or associations or public (institutions) to help us.
82. A.B.A., kitchens of the Abbaye, to restore fully (Photo MOG, april 2008)
 

Also, if the history and beauty of the Abbaye Saint-Michel de Bois-Aubry is interessting to you and if you feel the spirit of a generous donor or a passionated contributor, then do not hesitate to contact us to enter yourself in the history of the preservation and transmission to future generations of this divine treasure.

 

 
If you feel concerned by our historical and artistic passion, and want to help us with donations or sponsorship to restore and maintain the Abbaye de Bois-Aubry, or if you want to get some information regarding the Association Abbaye Royale Saint-Michel de Bois-Aubry, click here
 

*André Montoux relates,in an article entitled "L’ancienne abbaye de Bois-Aubry" :as for the wall, built to close the aisle after her amputation, she drowned her in the face brickwork of the pillars of Western rood screen that surveys, along each arch, helped to show ... Unfortunately stop there because a release would cause the complete collapse of the wall ... "(Montoux, A.," The old abbey of Bois-Aubry, in Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of Touraine, T. XXXIX, 1979, Tours, p.109 ff. and, more specifically, p.113

 

G2. WORK AND LABOUR (VOLUNTARILY)
 

The construction of the Abbaye de Bois-Aubry will massive, both as regards the tasks as the duration of their performance. We have taken our piece.

83. A.B.A., transport of stones ... and more if affinities ... (Photo C.V., july 2008)
 

Also, each of you can be useful to the Abbey by the voluntary contribution of your knowledge, your guidance, your constructive criticism of your tools or your little hand. From the architect to the artisan, the agricultural peasants, the active retirees, the unemployed to the student, the poet... all you can help if you share with us the passion for history, art and culture.  Don't hesitate to join the Association Abbaye Royale Saint-Michel de Bois-Aubry (A.A.R.S.M.B.A.)

 

 
We wish to thank all those who have already manifested in this direction. Their support is fundamental for us, practical and moral. It has also so far confirmed the merits of our project.
 
We take here to extend our sincere thanks to Mrs Myriam Greuter who was kind enough to read us and provide us with constructive criticism before final publication of these reviews on the web.
84. A.B.A. cleaning the house, voluntary children (Photo MOG, april 2008)
 
If you feel concerned by our historical and artistic heritage, and want to help volunteer or become member of the A.A.R.S.M.B.A., click here
G3. SPONSORSHIP AND SUPPORT
 

You are a top movie actor, a hairy singer , martial samurai, an apolitical politicos? You are a "in" novelist, a bright philosopher, a painter famous with a mustache, a journalist connu, a large head of the radio or "the" comic's one-man show? You are white or black, big sex or fragile, believer or atheist, Anglophile or Francophile in the prime of life or at dusk ... but, more importantly, you're famous and you want to be involved in our historical, artistic, cultural ... project

 

85. A.B.A., Modillon (Photo MOG, mars 2009)
 
So please help us by linking your image to our research project funds for the restoration and resurrection of the l' Abbaye de Bois-Aubry .... A good deed or sponsorship that will ensure your ticket (however we can not assure you ...) to paradise!  Don't hesitate to help us by joining the Association (A.A.R.S.M.B.A. and/or A.A.A.B.A.)!
86. A.B.A., Modillon (Photo MOG, march 2009)
 

Your image could also be linked to events or shows that we could organize on-site and whose income could be directly allocated to the restoration and maintenance of the historic monument itself: concerts, recitals, exhibitions, theatrical, day book, auction, etc.. or any other event which you are interested in directly. We are, of course, open to any suggestions from you on this plan..

 

87. A.B.A., Modillon (Photo MOG, march 2009)
 
If you feel concerned by our historical, artistic and cultural life, and want to help volunteer involving your "image" to restore the historic monument Abbey Bois-Aubry and/or if you want to join the A.A.R.S.M.B.A., click here
H. ON PROGRAM
 

As mentioned above, different pre-projects are currently under study, both as regards the distribution of land suitable site for the l'Abbaye of Saint-Michel de Bois-Aubry, as regards the search for financial resources their security / gradual restoration, or development activities that we considered. Hard work...

88. A.B.A., drawing of the abbey church bell , (signed V.G. 2009, Private coll.)
 
However, we can already inform you that if two gîtes are now available (see above on page ACTIVITY / PRODUCTS / AGENDA, point B. GITES), we plan to open, probably next year a third house to the public.
 

As for the other gîtes our target audience is families, quiet, interested in history, art and culture, eager to enjoy a relaxing and unique setting combines the holiday spirit and modern comfort and that of tradition.