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1 Paris: 31962
2 Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) Diocese of Marseille: 5491
3 Avignon (Diocese of Avignon): 1523
4 Rouen (Diocese of Rouen): 1441
5 Reims 1342
6 Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine) Diocese of Rennes: 1238
7 Caen (Calvados), Diocese of Bayeux: 1015
8 Cluny Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul de Cluny), monks, Diocese of M-con (?-1790) (Cluny, Saône-et-Loire) 1000
9 Le Mans (Diocese of Le Mans): 923
10 Poitiers (Diocese of Poitiers): 810
11 Limoges (Haute-Vienne) (Diocese of Limoges): 770
12 Angers (Diocese of Angers): 633
13 Cambrai (Nord), Diocese of Cambrai: 402
14 Bourges (Diocese of Bourges): 402
15 Laon (Aisne) (Diocese of Laon): 244
16 Soissons (Diocese of Soissons): 238
17 Douai (Nord) (Diocese of Arras): 217
18 Autun (Diocese of Autun): 187
19 Toul (Meurthe-et-Moselle) (Diocese of Toul): 110
20 Bec Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame du Bec), monks (Olivetans since 1948), Diocese of Rouen (Le Bec-Hellouin, Eure) 70
21 Luxeuil Abbey (Abbaye de Luxeuil), monks, Diocese of Besançon (Luxeuil, Haute-Saône) 65
22 Solesmes Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes), monks 62
23 Wisques, Pas-de-Calais: 46
24 Hautecombe Abbey (Abbaye de Hautecombe), monks (near Aix-les-Bains, Savoie): Cistercians c1125-1792; Benedictines 1922-1992 (formerly at Marseilles Priory, 1865–1922; moved to Ganagobie Abbey 1992) 44
25 Abbaye aux Dames (Abbaye de la Trinité de Caen), nuns 42
26 Abbey of St. Victor, Marseille (Abbaye de Saint-Victor de Marseille), monks, Diocese of Marseille (Marseille) 42
27 Murbach Abbey (Abbaye de Murbach), monks (Murbach, Haut-Rhin) 41
28 Fleury Abbey (Abbaye de Fleury or Abbaye Saint-Benoît de Fleury), monks, Diocese of Orléans (Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, Loiret) 40
29 Chelles Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Chelles), nuns, Diocese of Paris, later Diocese of Meaux (Chelles, Seine-et-Marne) 37
30 Montmajour Abbey (Abbaye de Montmajour or Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Montmajour), monks, Diocese of Arles 36
31 Fontenelle Abbey (Abbaye de Fontenelle), see Abbaye de Saint-Wandrille 36
32 Fontgombault Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Fontgombault), monks, Diocese of Bourges (Fontgombault, Indre) 35
33 Remiremont Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Remiremont or Saint-Mont), double monastery (monks and nuns), Diocese of Toul later Diocese of Saint-Dié (Remiremont, Vosges) 33
34 Corbie Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Corbie), monks, Diocese of Amiens (Corbie, Somme) 30
35 Saint-Germer-de-Fly Abbey (Abbaye de Saint-Germer-de-Fly), monks, Diocese of Beauvais (Saint-Germer-de-Fly, Oise) 28
36 Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre (Abbaye Saint-Germain d'Auxerre), monks, Diocese of Auxerre (Auxerre, Yonne) 27
37 Abbey of St. Victor, Paris (Abbaye de Saint-Victor de Paris), monks, Diocese of Paris (Paris) 25
38 Savigny Abbey (Abbaye de Savigny), monks, Diocese of Lyon 25
39 Solesmes, Diocese of Le Mans: 23
40 Chaalis Abbey (Abbaye de Chaalis), monks (Fontaine-Chaalis near Ermenonville, Oise): Benedictine up to 1136, thereafter Cistercian 22
41 Kergonan (Plouharnel, Morbihan): 22
42 Condat Abbey (Abbaye de Condat, later Abbaye Saint-Oyend de Joux, later Abbaye du Grand-Saint-Claude), monks (Saint-Claude, Jura): see also Great St Claude's Abbey 21
43 Gallia Christiana 21
44 Charroux Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Sauveur de Charroux), monks, Diocese of Poitiers (785-1760) (Charroux, Vienne) 20
45 Le Barroux (Vaucluse): 19
46 Abbey of Saint-Roman (Abbaye de Saint-Roman), monks (Beaucaire, Gard) 18
47 Marmoutier Abbey (Alsace) (Abbaye de Marmoutier), monks (Marmoutier, Bas-Rhin) 18
48 Molesme Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Molesme), monks, Diocese of Langres 18
49 Gorze Abbey (Abbaye de Gorze or Abbaye Saint-Étienne et Saint-Gorgon de Gorze), monks, Diocese of Metz (Gorze, Bas-Rhin) 18
50 Redon Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Sauveur de Redon), monks (832-1790), Diocese of Vannes (Redon, Ille-et-Vilaine) 16
51 Anchin Abbey (Abbaye d'Anchin), monks, Diocese of Arras (Pecquencourt, Nord)<!--cf Abbaye de Saint-Denis de Brocqueroie--> 15
52 Faremoutiers Abbey (Abbaye de Faremoutiers or Abbaye Notre-Dame et Saint-Pierre de Faremoutiers), nuns, Diocese of Meaux (Faremoutiers, Seine-et-Marne) 14
53 Andlau Abbey (Abbaye d'Andlau), nuns, Diocese of Strasbourg (Andlau, Bas-Rhin) 14
54 Valmagne Abbey (Abbaye de Valmagne), monks (Villeveyrac, Hérault): Benedictine 1138-1158; Cistercian 1158-1790 14
55 Glanfeuil Abbey (Abbaye de Glanfeuil): see Abbaye de Saint-Maur-sur-Loire 13
56 Triors Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Triors), monks (1994-) (Ch-tillon-Saint-Jean, Drôme) 13
57 Flavigny Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Flavigny), monks, Diocese of Autun (Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Côte-d'Or) 12
58 Marmoutier Abbey (Tours) (Abbaye de Marmoutier or Abbaye Saint-Martin de Marmoutier), monks, Diocese of Tours (Tours, Indre-et-Loire) 11
59 Maubeuge Abbey (Abbaye de Maubeuge), nuns, Diocese of Cambrai 11
60 Neubourg Abbey (Abbaye de Neubourg), nuns, Diocese of Évreux 10
61 Preuilly Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Preuilly), monks, Diocese of Tours (Preuilly-sur-Claise, Indre-et-Loire) 9
62 Mozac Abbey (Abbaye de Mozac or Abbaye Saint-Pierre et Saint-Caprais de Mozac) (Mozac, Puy-de-Dôme) 9
63 Ganagobie Abbey, also Priory (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Ganagobie), monks (Ganagobie, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) 9
64 Bourgueil Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Bourgueil-en-Vallée), monks, Diocese of Angers, Anjou (991-1791) (Bourgueil, Indre-et-Loire) 9
65 Frigolet Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Michel de Frigolet), monks (Tarascon-sur-Rhône, Bouches-du-Rhône) 9
66 Honcourt Abbey (Abbaye de Honcourt) (Itterswiller, Bas-Rhin) 9
67 Baume Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul de Baume-les-Messieurs or Baume-les-Moines), monks, Diocese of Besançon, later Diocese of Saint-Claude (Baume-les-Messieurs, Jura) (later became Cistercian) 8
68 Cormeilles Abbey (Abbaye de Cormeilles), monks, Diocese of Lisieux (Cormeilles, either in Eure or Oise) 8
69 Montier-en-Der Abbey (Abbaye de Montier-en-Der or Montiérender), monks, Diocese of Ch-lons-sur-Marne 8
70 Charlieu Abbey (Abbaye de Charlieu or Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu), monks (Charlieu, Loire) 8
71 Lagrasse Abbey (Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse or Abbaye Notre-Dame de Lagrasse), monks, Diocese of Carcassonne (Lagrasse, Aude) 8
72 Saint-Amand Abbey otherwise Elnon(e) Abbey (Abbaye de Saint-Amand or d'Elnon(e)), monks, Diocese of Tournai, (630s-1789) (Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, Nord) 8
73 Abbey of St. Evre, Toul (Abbaye de Saint-Evre or Saint-Epvre), monks 8
74 Grande-Sauve Abbey otherwise Sauve-Majeure Abbey (Abbaye de la Grande-Sauve or de la Sauve-Majeure), monks, Diocese of Bordeaux (La Sauve, Gironde) 8
75 Maroilles Abbey (Abbaye de Maroilles), monks, Diocese of Cambrai 7
76 Senones Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Senones), monks, Diocese of Saint-Dié (Senones, Vosges) 7
77 Randol Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Randol), monks (1981-) (Saint-Saturnin, Puy-de-Dôme) 7
78 Gaussan Priory (Prieuré Notre-Dame de Gaussan) (2004-today) (Bizanet, Aude) 6
79 Argentan Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Argentan), nuns (transferred from Almenêches 1736; dispersed during the French Revolution; reassembled at Vimoutiers in 1822; returned to Argentan in 1830 and 1958; refugees in Sées from 1944 to 1958) (Argentan, Orne) 6
80 Abbey of St. Medard, Soissons (Abbaye Saint-Médard de Soissons), monks 5
81 Conques Abbey (Abbaye Sainte-Foy de Conques), monks, Diocese of Rodez (-1537) (Conques, Aveyron) 5
82 Selz Abbey or Seltz Abbey (Abbaye de Selz or Seltz) (Seltz, Bas-Rhin) 5
83 Bonneval Abbey (Abbaye de Bonneval, Abbaye Saint-Florentin or Abbaye Saint-Florentin et Saint-Hilaire de Bonneval), monks, Diocese of Chartres (Bonneval, Eure-et-Loir) 5
84 Jouarre Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Jouarre), nuns, Diocese of Meaux (Jouarre, Seine-et-Marne) 5
85 Liessies Abbey (Abbaye de Liessies), monks, Diocese of Cambrai (?-1791) (Liessies, Nord) 5
86 Abbey of St. Mary, Paris (Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Paris), monks (1893-) < 5
87 Crespin Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Crespin), in Hainaut, monks, Diocese of Cambrai (Crespin, Nord) < 5
88 Abbey of St. Vincent, Le Mans (Abbaye Saint-Vincent du Mans), monks, Diocese of Le Mans (Le Mans) < 5
89 Abbey of St. Benignus, Dijon (Abbaye Saint-Bénigne de Dijon), monks, Diocese of Langres, later Diocese of Dijon ((Dijon, Côte d'Or) < 5
90 Saint-Michel-en-Thiérache Abbey (Abbaye de Saint-Michel-en-Thiérache) (Saint-Michel, Aisne) < 5
91 Pradines Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Joseph et Saint-Pierre de Pradines) (Pradines, Loire) < 5
92 Bellaigue Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Bellaigue), monks (Virlet, Puy-de-Dôme) < 5
93 Abbey of St. Vaast, Arras (Abbaye Saint-Waast d'Arras), monks, Diocese of Arras (Arras, Pas-de-Calais) < 5
94 Maillezais Abbey (Abbaye de Maillezais or Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Maillezais), Diocese of Poitiers (Maillezais, Vendée) < 5
95 Sarlat Abbey (Abbaye de Sarlat) (?-1318) < 5
96 Gr-ce-Dieu Abbey (Abbaye de la Gr-ce-Dieu), nuns, Diocese of Rouen (Rouen, Seine-Maritime): English Benedictine nuns established here in 1658 < 5
97 Brantôme Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Brantôme or Abbaye Saint-Sicaire de Brantôme), monks, Diocese of Périgueux (Brantôme, Dordogne) < 5
98 Tiron Abbey (Abbaye de la Sainte-Trinité de Tiron), monks, Diocese of Chartres (Thiron-Gardais, Eure-et-Loir) < 5
99 Abbey of St. Vincent, Laon (Abbaye Saint-Vincent de Laon), monks <!--?check if extant or if fansite--> < 5
100 Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines Abbey (Abbaye de Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines or Abbaye Saint-Michel de Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines) (Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines, Pyrénées-Orientales) < 5
101 Venière Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Venière), nuns (1971-) (Boyer, Saône-et-Loire) < 5
102 Ferrières-en-G-tinais Abbey (Abbaye de Ferrières), monks, Diocese of Sens (Ferrières-en-G-tinais, Loiret) < 5
103 Saint-Amant-de-Boixe Abbey (Abbaye de Saint-Amant-de-Boixe), monks, Diocese of Angoulême (about 1020-?) (Saint-Amant-de-Boixe, Charente) < 5
104 Bois-Aubry Abbey (Abbaye de Bois-Aubry), monks, Diocese of Tours (Luzé, Indre-et-Loire) < 5
105 Saint-Maur-sur-Loire Abbey otherwise Glanfeuil Abbey or Saint-Maur de Glanfeuil Abbey (Abbaye de Saint-Maur-sur-Loire or Saint-Maur de Glanfeuil or de Glanfeuil), monks, Diocese of Angers (Saint-Georges-Le-Thoureil (1840–1873), now Le Thoureil, Maine-et-Loire) < 5
106 La Pierre-Qui-Vire Abbey (Abbaye de la Pierre-Qui-Vire or Abbaye Sainte-Marie de la Pierre-Qui-Vire), monks (Saint-Léger-Vauban, Yonne) < 5
107 Dieulouard Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Laurent de Dieulouard), English Benedictine monks in exile (1608-?) (Dieulouard, Meurthe-et-Moselle) < 5
108 Mont Saint-Michel Abbey (Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel), monks, Diocese of Avranches (Mont Saint-Michel, Manche) < 5
109 St. Cross Abbey, Saint-Benoît (Abbaye Sainte-Croix de Saint-Benoît), nuns, Diocese of Poitiers (1965-) (La Cossonnière, Saint-Benoît, Vienne) < 5
110 Fontevrault Abbey, also Fontevraud Abbey (Abbaye de Fontevrault or Fontevraud), nuns (Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Maine-et-Loire) < 5
111 Landévennec Abbey (Abbaye Saint Guénolé de Landévennec), monks, Diocese of Quimper (Landévennec, Finistère) < 5
112 Lérins Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Honorat de Lérins), monks (Île Saint-Honorat, Alpes-Maritimes) < 5
113 Ambronay Abbey otherwise Ambournay Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Ambronay or d'Ambournay), monks, Diocese of Lyon (803-1787) (Ambronay, Ain) < 5
114 Marnes Abbey or Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes Abbey (Abbaye de Marnes or Abbaye de Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) monks, Diocese of Poitiers (Marnes, Deux-Sèvres) [link]</ref> < 5
115 Val-de-Gr-ce Abbey (Abbaye royale Notre-Dame du Val-de-Gr-ce), nuns, Diocese of Paris (Paris) < 5
116 Maylis Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Maylis), monks (Landes) < 5
117 Abbey of St. Maur (Abbaye de Saint-Maur), monks (Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne) < 5
118 Ferrières Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Léonard de Ferrières), Diocese of Poitiers < 5
119 Abbey of St. Vincent, Metz (Abbaye Saint-Vincent de Metz), monks < 5
120 Trinity Abbey, Vendôme (Abbaye de la Trinité de Vendôme), monks, Diocese of Blois (Vendôme, Loir-et-Cher) < 5
121 Fécamp Abbey (Abbaye de la Trinité de Fécamp), monks, Diocese of Rouen (Fécamp, Seine-Maritime) < 5
122 Angoulême (Charente); (Diocese of Angoulême): < 5
123 Abbey of St. Paul, Wisques (Abbaye Saint-Paul de Wisques), monks (1910-) < 5
124 Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Prés or Abbaye Sainte-Croix et Saint-Vincent de Saint-Germain-des-Prés), monks, Diocese of Paris (Paris); seat of the Congregation of St. Maur (1631-?) < 5
125 Munster Abbey otherwise Münster Abbey (Abbaye de Munster or Münster), monks (Munster, Haut-Rhin) < 5
126 Pontlevoy Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Pontlevoy), monks, Diocese of Chartres (Pontlevoy, Loir-et-Cher) < 5
127 Bellefontaine Abbey (Abbaye de Bellefontaine), Diocese of La Rochelle (Bégrolles-en-Mauges, Maine-et-Loire) < 5
128 Nouaillé Abbey (Abbaye de Nouaillé or Abbaye de Saint-Junien de Nouaillé, monks, Diocese of Poitiers (Nouaillé-Maupertuis, Vienne) < 5
129 Valmont Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Valmont), monks (1169-?), later nuns (1994-) Diocese of Rouen - presently Abbaye Notre-Dame-du-Pré de Valmont (Valmont, Seine-Maritime) < 5
130 Guîtres Abbey otherwise Guistres Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Guîtres or Guistres), monks, Diocese of Bordeaux (Guîtres, Gironde) < 5
131 Maumont Abbey (Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Maumont), nuns (Juignac, Charente) < 5
132 Jumièges Abbey (Abbaye de Jumièges or Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Jumièges), monks, Diocese of Rouen (Jumièges, Seine-Maritime) < 5
133 Blesle Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Blesle), nuns, Diocese of Clermont (849-1789) (Blesle, Haute-Loire) < 5
134 Abbey of St. Augustine, Limoges (Abbaye Saint-Augustin de Limoges), monks < 5
135 Saint-Vulmer Abbey otherwise Samer Abbey (Abbaye de Saint-Vulmer or de Samer), monks, Diocese of Boulogne < 5
136 Blaye Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Sauveur de Blaye), monks, Diocese of Bordeaux (Blaye, Gironde) < 5
137 Asnières Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Asnières or Asnières-Bellay), monks, Diocese of Angers (1129-?) (Asnières, Cizay-la-Madeleine, Maine-et-Loire) < 5
138 Ch-teau-Chalon Abbey (Abbaye de Ch-teau-Chalon), nuns, Diocese of Besançon (Ch-teau-Chalon, often spelt Ch-teau-Ch-lon, Jura) < 5
139 Moyenmoutier Abbey otherwise St. Hydulphe's Abbey (Abbaye de Moyen-Moutier or Abbaye Saint-Hydulphe de Moyenmoutier), monks, Diocese of Saint-Dié < 5
140 Ligugé Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Martin de Ligugé), monks (Ligugé, Vienne) < 5

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