The Marcel Jullian Agora

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The Marcel Jullian Agora

The main entry of the benedictine Abbey, whose cornerstone was laid in 1606, opens onto the first large interior courtyard. Covered today by an impressive transparent glass roof with a filigreed structure, this courtyard was named the « Marcel Jullian Agora » in honor of the French writer/screenwriter who was imprisoned within the walls of the Abbey, which was a prison under Nazi rule, at the end of the Second World War. The airiness of the architecture and the modernity of the glass canopy create a dialogue with the serenity of the ancient walls, vestiges of times gone by, that sourround the agora. This area, the atmosphere of which is unique, is used for expositions or for receptions.