The Prieuré

 
The Prieuré is the short name for "Le Prieuré des Basses Loges" in "Ville d´Avon" near Fontainebleau (or just Fontainebleu-Avon). The entrance to the premises of the Prieuré is on Rue Bezout, almost at the edge of Avon.
The premises of the Prieuré is currently owned by a nursing home for elderly and ill people. We had been warned that the director of the nursing home hates gurdjieff, and that we would not be welcome there. The building is totally renovated and occupied by tenants who rent apartments there. The gate to the building had a sign on it that said there where still aparments available. I view the current state of the Prieuré with mixed feelings. Although they did a great job on the renovation, it is strange that people who probably don't have the faintest idea about the work occupied it. 
 
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We entered the premises through the parking lot of the nursing home. A path led up to the nursing home (that looks so ugly that we didn't even think of taking a picture of it) across the lawns that used to belong to the Prieuré. The picture on the left was taken immediately after we came up to the lawn. This is how the Prieuré is usually portrayed, but somehow I think it's actually the back of the building. 
 
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This is the Prieuré as seen from the (closed) gate at the corner of Rue Bezout. The building is L-shaped. The wall at the back separates the premises from the road (all of the premises is enclosed by walls, so it was even a little hard to find). 
 
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We took this picture a bit further along the wall that can be seen on the previous picture. Taking it involved some acrobatcs. Ingrid had to stand on my hands to peek over the wall. 
 
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And this is the view from the little building called "The Paradou", where "the Russians" used to live (according to Fritz Peters). 
 
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Viewed trough the new entrance; it now has an underground parking. 
 
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Viewed trough the new entrance; Le Paradou 
 
Intro The Prieuré The garden of the Prieuré Le Paradou Gurdjieff in Paris Gurdjieff's grave
 
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