Sketch of Port Royal Abbey in Paris

In Paris, near the RER station of Port Royal, you can find the remains of the eponymous abbey, well hidden within the Cochin hospital and the Baudeloque maternity hospital, so much so that you could almost walk past it without noticing. This abbey was the centre of jansenism, and famous writers and philosophers frequented it (Racine, Pascal, …). It was closed manu militari in 1664 (nothing to do with a famous blonde though 😉 ). The cloister is almost intact. A walk and discovery are absolutely recommended.

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