Marmoutier Abbey — also known as the Abbey of Marmoutier or Marmoutiers — was an early monastery outside Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France. In its later days it followed the Benedictine order as an influential monastery with many dependencies.
The abbey was founded by Saint Martin of Tours , in 372, after he had been made Bishop of Tours in 371. Martin's biographer, Sulpicius Severus , affirms that Martin withdrew from the press of attention in the city to live in Marmoutier , the monastery he founded several miles from Tours on the opposite shore of the Loire River.
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