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When Trappist nuns rebuilt a monastery from ruins and opened a chocolate factory…

Located in Occitania, France, Bonneval Abbey was founded in 1147. From the beginning, the community was home to a Cistercian monastery, which was later expelled during the French Revolution. Since 1875, about 20 Trappistine nuns have resided there. And since 1878, these nuns have managed a chocolate factory between their daily services.

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