Blois, Centre-Val de Loire France
Roman CatholicThe church was built between 1138 and the beginning of the 13th century by Benedictine monks fleeing from the Normans. As they brought the relics of Saint-Laumer, the abbey church was dedicated to him, though it was commonly called Saint-Nicolas. The wars of religion destroyed the abbey and mutilated the church. Rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries, it was used as a hospital at the time of the French Revolution.