Mortemer Abbey

Mortemer Abbey in the far north west corner of the Eure department, is a ruin with a miraculous phantom. The story goes that the abbey's remains are haunted by the ghost of Mathilda, daughter of King Henry I of England. As a result of her too frequent amorous adventures, the king had her shut up in the abbey, where she pined away and died, returning to haunt the ruins every full moon.


In fact, Mathilda succeeded her father to the English throne (if rather briefly) and was mother of Henry II of England

In any case, the ruins are very picturesque to visit, even if not by the light of the full moon!

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