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The former convent of the annonciades

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As you go towards the Porte des Dunes, you will see rising up on your left the impressive façade of the library. The origins of this building go back to the time of the great pilgrimages of the 13th century when the Grey Sisters of the Hospice of St. Catherine looked after the sick and the pilgrims of Our Lady.

In 1628 the Convent of the Annonciades was founded in the same building. On the left as you go in, the size and elegance of the former chapel bear witness to the prosperity of this order. The library has a remarkably rich collection with 500,000 books, 1,150 manuscripts and 88 early printed books.

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The fortified part of BSM