guesthouse (logis des hôtes)

Period: gothic

In the medieval period, the abbot dined with his guests at the high table, at the north end of the communal refectory. Guests normally stayed in the conversi building, supervised by the porter. In the early modern period, however, a large guesthouse was built, adjacent to the abbot's house and to the new infirmary. In an accord of 1622, two merchants of Soissons agreed to pay for an altar table and decoration for the chapel of Saint Blaise in the logis des hôtes or guesthouse.