Pensionnat Catholique, France

An abandoned Catholic boarding school in France. The large buildings have been empty for some time but the chapel at the heart of the building is very impressive.

Pensionnat Catholique
 

History

This large and impressive looking building was built as a boarding school for girls who were interested in the Catholic faith. The school opened just before World War II began, replacing a smaller school on the same site. The school was occupied by the German army for much of the war, until the American allied forces took the building.

The school returned to its intended use and was expanded many times. At its height there were over 600 students attending classes.

The number of students signing up gradually started to decline, as students became more interested in science and technology. The school finally closed in the early 2000’s.

Our Visit

This was the second visit on the second day of the “Missing Man Tour” with Proj3ct M4yh3m and Kriegaffe9. Most of the school was stripped or trashed, but there were a few nice bits remaining. The real gem of the visit, however, was the chapel. Still in relatively good condition and featuring huge stained glass windows, the light entering the building was amazing.

Pensionnat Catholique - Chapel Altar

Pensionnat Catholique – Chapel Altar

Pensionnat Catholique - Chapel alter wider view

Pensionnat Catholique – Chapel alter wider view

Pensionnat Catholique - Chapel

Pensionnat Catholique – Chapel

Pensionnat Catholique - View from the front

Pensionnat Catholique – View from the front

Pensionnat Catholique - Light from the stained glass windows

Pensionnat Catholique – Light from the stained glass windows

Pensionnat Catholique - Chapel side room

Pensionnat Catholique – Chapel side room

Pensionnat Catholique - View from top of chapel

Pensionnat Catholique – View from top of chapel

Pensionnat Catholique - Chapel through doorway

Pensionnat Catholique – Chapel through doorway

Pensionnat Catholique - Sports hall

Pensionnat Catholique – Sports hall

Pensionnat Catholique - Gym Hall

Pensionnat Catholique – Gym Hall

Pensionnat Catholique - Staircase through doorway

Pensionnat Catholique – Staircase through doorway

Pensionnat Catholique - Staircase

Pensionnat Catholique – Staircase

Pensionnat Catholique - Mural on staircase

Pensionnat Catholique – Mural on staircase

Pensionnat Catholique - Corridor

Pensionnat Catholique – Corridor

Pensionnat Catholique - Bay Window

Pensionnat Catholique – Bay Window

Pensionnat Catholique - Corridor

Pensionnat Catholique – Corridor

Pensionnat Catholique - Entrance Hall

Pensionnat Catholique – Entrance Hall

Pensionnat Catholique - Green classroom with tiled desks

Pensionnat Catholique – Green classroom with tiled desks

Pensionnat Catholique - Green classroom with tiled desks

Pensionnat Catholique – Green classroom with tiled desks

Pensionnat Catholique - Another classroom

Pensionnat Catholique – Another classroom

Pensionnat Catholique - Classroom with blackboard

Pensionnat Catholique – Classroom with blackboard

Pensionnat Catholique - Another corridor

Pensionnat Catholique – Another corridor

Pensionnat Catholique - Pattern on wall in corridor

Pensionnat Catholique – Pattern on wall in corridor

Pensionnat Catholique - View from the tower

Pensionnat Catholique – View from the tower

Pensionnat Catholique - External

Pensionnat Catholique – External

Pensionnat Catholique - External

Pensionnat Catholique – External

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