List of Benedictine Monasteries in France - C


  • Caen (Calvados), Diocese of Bayeux:
    • Abbaye aux Dames (Abbaye de la Trinité de Caen), nuns
    • Abbaye aux Hommes (Abbaye Saint-Étienne de Caen), monks
  • Cagnotte Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Cagnotte), monks, Diocese of Aire, later Diocese of Dax (Cagnotte, Landes)
  • Cambrai (Nord), Diocese of Cambrai:
    • Abbey of the Holy Sepulchre, Cambrai (Abbaye du Saint-Sépulcre de Cambrai), monks (1064-1791)
    • Cambrai Abbey (Abbaye de Cambrai), nuns
  • Le Canigou Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Martin du Canigou), monks, Diocese of Perpignan (Casteil, Pyrénées-Orientales)
  • La Capelle Abbey (Abbaye de la Capelle or des Capples), Diocese of Arras, later Diocese of Boulogne (1090–1348) (Les Attaques, Pas-de-Calais)
  • Cateau-Cambrésis Abbey (Abbaye Saint-André du Cateau-Cambrésis), monks, Diocese of Cambrai (Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Nord)
  • Caunes Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul de Caunes), monks, Diocese of Narbonne (?-1791) (Caunes-Minervois, Aude)
  • Cavaillon Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Jean de Cavaillon), nuns, Diocese of Cavaillon (Cavaillon, Vaucluse)
  • La Celle Abbey (Abbaye de La Celle; rarely seen as "Artecelle Abbey" or Abbaye d'Artecelle), nuns, Diocese of Aix (La Celle, Var)
  • Cerisy Abbey (Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt or Abbaye Saint-Vigor de Cerisy), monks, Diocese of Bayeux (Cerisy-la-Forêt, Manche)
  • Chaalis Abbey (Abbaye de Chaalis), monks (Fontaine-Chaalis near Ermenonville, Oise): Benedictine up to 1136, thereafter Cistercian
  • La Chaise-Dieu Abbey (Abbaye de la Chaise-Dieu or Abbaye Saint-Robert de la Chaise-Dieu) (La Chaise-Dieu, Haute-Loire)
  • Chalon Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Chalon), monks, Diocese of Chalon-sur-Saône (Chalon-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire)
  • Chambon Abbey (Abbaye de Chambon or de Notre-Dame de Chambon), monks, Diocese of Poitiers (Mauzé-Thouarsais, Deux-Sèvres)
  • Chantelle Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Vincent de Chantelle), nuns (1890-) (Chantelle, Allier)
  • Chapaize Priory (Prieuré Saint-Martin de Chapaize), monks (11th century-?) (Chapaize, Saône-et-Loire)
  • Charenton Abbey (Abbaye de Charenton), nuns, Diocese of Bourges (Charenton-du-Cher, Cher)
  • Abbaye de la Charité, monks, Diocese of Auxerre
  • Charroux Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Sauveur de Charroux), monks, Diocese of Poitiers (785-1760) (Charroux, Vienne)
  • Le Chassemidy Abbey (Abbaye du Chassemidy), nuns, Diocese of Paris
  • Château-Chalon Abbey (Abbaye de Château-Chalon), nuns, Diocese of Besançon (Château-Chalon, often spelt Château-Châlon, Jura)
  • Charlieu Abbey (Abbaye de Charlieu or Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu), monks (Charlieu, Loire)
  • Château-Landon Abbey (Abbaye de Château-Landon), nuns, Diocese of Sens (Château-Landon, Seine-et-Marne)
  • Châteaudun Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Avit de Châteaudun), nuns, Diocese of Chartres (Châteaudun, Eure-et-Loir)
  • Châtenoy Abbey (Abbaye de Châtenoy), monks, Diocese of Toul (Châtenoy (one of several: dept tbe)
  • Chazeaux Abbey (Abbaye de Chazeaux-en-Forez), nuns, Diocese of Lyon (Chazeaux-en-Forez, dept tbe
  • Les Chazes Abbey otherwise Les Chases Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre des Chazes or des Chases), nuns, Diocese of Clermont
  • Chelles Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Chelles), nuns, Diocese of Paris, later Diocese of Meaux (Chelles, Seine-et-Marne)
  • Chezal-Benoît Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Chezal-Benoît), monks, Diocese of Bourges (Chezal-Benoît, Cher)
  • Chézy Abbey (Abbaye de Chézy), monks, Diocese of Soissons (either Chézy-en-Orxois or Chézy-sur-Marne, both in Aisne)
  • Cimiez Abbey or Abbey of St Pons, Cimiez (Abbaye Saint-Pons de Cimiez), Diocese of Nice (?-1792) (Cimiez, Nice)
  • Clairac Abbey (Abbaye de Clairac), Diocese of Agen (?-1604) (Clairac, Lot-et-Garonne)
  • Clairval Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Joseph de Clairval), monks (1992-) (Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Côte-d'Or)
  • Clausone Abbey (Abbaye de Clausone), Diocese of Gap
  • Clermont Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Alyre de Clermont)
  • Cluny Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul de Cluny), monks, Diocese of Mâcon (?-1790) (Cluny, Saône-et-Loire)
  • Compiègne Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Corneille de Compiègne), monks, Diocese of Soissons (Compiègne, Oise)
  • Conches Abbey (Abbaye de Conches), monks, Diocese of Évreux (Conches-en-Ouches, Eure)
  • Condat Abbey (Abbaye de Condat, later Abbaye Saint-Oyend de Joux, later Abbaye du Grand-Saint-Claude), monks (Saint-Claude, Jura): see also Great St Claude's Abbey
  • Conques Abbey (Abbaye Sainte-Foy de Conques), monks, Diocese of Rodez (-1537) (Conques, Aveyron)
  • Corbie Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Corbie), monks, Diocese of Amiens (Corbie, Somme)
  • Corbigny Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Léonard de Corbigny), monks, Diocese of Autun (Corbigny, Nièvre)
  • Cordillon Abbey, also Cordeillon Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Laurent de Cordeillon or Cordillon), nuns, Diocese of Bayeux (1201-?) (Cordillon-aux-Nonnains, Lingèvres, Calvados)
  • Cormeilles Abbey (Abbaye de Cormeilles), monks, Diocese of Lisieux (Cormeilles, Eure)
  • Cormery Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Paul de Cormery), monks, Diocese of Tours (Cormery, Indre-et-Loir)
  • Coulombes Abbey otherwise Coulombs Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Coulombes or Coulombs), monks, Diocese of Chartres (Eure-et-Loir) (Coulombs, Eure-et-Loir)
  • Crespin Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Crespin), in Hainaut, monks, Diocese of Cambrai (Crespin, Nord)
  • Crest Priory, Diocese of Valence, became vacant and was given to the Capuchin friars in 1609 (Crest, Drôme)
  • Crisenon Abbey (Abbaye de Crisenon or Notre-Dame de Crisenon), nuns, Diocese of Auxerre (Prégilbert, Yonne)
  • Croix-Saint-Leufroy Abbey (Abbaye de la Croix-Saint-Leufroy), monks, Diocese of Évreux (La Croix-Saint-Leufroy, Eure)
  • Cruas Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Cruas), monks, Diocese of Viviers(Cruas, Ardèche)
  • Cusset Abbey (Abbaye de Cusset), nuns, Diocese of Clermont (Cusset, Allier)
  • Cuxa Abbey (Abbaye Saint-Michel de Cuxa), monks, Diocese of Perpignan (Codalet, Pyrénées-Orientales)

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