Ablis

Ablis is a commune in the region Ile- de -France in the Yvelines department in the arrondissement of Rambouillet in the canton of Saint -Arnoult -en- Yvelines.

General

The village is located about 30 kilometers south of Paris. The municipality covers approximately 26 square kilometers, which are mostly used for agriculture (80 percent), at 155 meters above sea level. It has 3260 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011). In Ablis the Autoroute A11 (L' Océane ), which leads to Nantes starts.

History

The Catholic Church of St - Pierre St -Paul goes on the 11th/12th. Century. She was a stop on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. The village itself is occupied in 1140 as Ableis, in 1250 as Abbayes 1516 as Ableys, in the 17th century as Ablys and in the 18th century as Ablais. He was gradually various monasteries. In 1870, he was burned in the Franco-German War.

Demographics

Attractions

  • The Catholic Church of St - Pierre St -Paul is in the western part Romanesque (12th century), the bell tower dates from the 13th century, the Gothic east choir from the 14th/15th. Century.
  • The priory of Saint - Epain Saint Blaise Abbey is still called " L' Abbaye ".
  • The leper hospital of the Middle Ages was rebuilt several times and is now a nursing home.

The hl. Anathalon, lead glass windows of the church of Ablis

Community partnership

  • Since 1979 Wendelsheim ( Rottenburg ) am Neckar
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