Pérignac monastery

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Pérignac Cistercian Abbey
location FranceFrance France
department Lot-et-Garonne
Coordinates: 44 ° 20 '34 "  N , 0 ° 33' 54"  E Coordinates: 44 ° 20 '34 "  N , 0 ° 33' 54"  E
Serial number
according to Janauschek
Patronage St. Mary
founding year 1150
Year of dissolution /
Mother monastery Bonnefont Monastery
Primary Abbey Morimond Monastery

Daughter monasteries


The Pérignac Monastery (Peyrignac; Payriniacum) is a former Cistercian abbey in the municipality of Montpezat in the Lot-et-Garonne department , Nouvelle-Aquitaine region , in France . It was around 25 km north of Agen and around 10 km northeast of Prayssas on the Beausse or Bausse stream.


The monastery was founded in 1151 by Bonnefont monastery, suffered in the conflict with England and probably also from floods of the Bausse, and was dissolved in the French Revolution . It owned a grangie, which was later expanded into a castle and which later bore the name Granges-le-Château, on the banks of the Lot River .

Buildings and plant

The remaining wall remains probably belonged to the southern part of the transept of the abbey church. The cloister and cloister have completely disappeared.


  • André de Bellecombe: Histoire du château, de la ville et des seigneurs et barons de Montpezat et de l'abbaye de Pérignac. Cocharaux, also 1898.
  • Bernard Peugniez: Routier cistercien. Abbayes et sites. France, Belgique, Luxembourg, Suisse. Nouvelle édition augmentée. Éditions Gaud, Moisenay 2001, ISBN 2-84080-044-6 , p. 29.

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