Laval Dieu Abbey In Monthermé


The history of Laval Dieu begins in this place formerly called “la Bouche de Semoy” when the Archbishop of Reims, Hincmar, had a chapel built in 867, that was dedicated to Saint Rémy and entrusted it to the secular canons from the Braux Collegiate Church with a view to evangelising the region. A “swarm” of twelve canons from Prémontré arrived in the month of June 1128 at “la Bouche de Semoy”, at the beginning of the Semoy Valley which then became for evermore the “Vallis Dei”, the Vallée de Dieu, Laval-Dieu. Right from the moment it was founded Laval Dieu Abbey received as alms or in exchange for prayers, the inherited lands in Monthermé and further beyond in the neighbouring areas situated in the Empire, such as Auton wood in the Roc la Tour direction, owned by the Orchimont family. That is how Monthermé became an entity, a village, a seigneury whose lord of the manor was the Abbot of Laval Dieu. The inside of the church’s walls is entirely covered with oak panelling up to a height of 3.50 m that was installed in the early years of the 18th century.


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Côté jardin
Vue depuis la Trans-semoysienne
Entrée de l'église
Vergers de l'abbaye

Practical info

The Abbey is open for visits in season on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons.

03 24 54 46 73

Rue Remacle Lissoir