The place owed its celebrity to the (real or supposed) transference hither in the 7th cent. of the remains of Sts Benedict and Scholastica from Monte Cassino and the monastery erected to house them. It is also known as Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire. The abbey was suppressed in 1790. In 1944 monks returned to Fleury and a new abbey has been built.
Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.