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IMG_0124 Gate of the abbey of Fontenay, 15th century. The abbey of Fontenay was founded by Saint Bernard in 1118. Fontenay used to be a Cistercian abbey, i.e., it...
Gate of the abbey of Fontenay, 15th century. The abbey of Fontenay was founded by Saint Bernard in 1118. Fontenay used to be a Cistercian abbey, i.e., it…
IMG_0077 After a prosperity era between the 12th and the 15th century, during which the abbey population peaked at 200, the abbey declined and eventually became a paper...
After a prosperity era between the 12th and the 15th century, during which the abbey population peaked at 200, the abbey declined and eventually became a paper…
IMG_0105 Keeper's lodge in the main gate; the keeper's dog could pass its head through the hole in the wall.
Keeper's lodge in the main gate; the keeper's dog could pass its head through the hole in the wall.
IMG_0123 13th century building: chapel of the outsiders (who were not allowed in the abbey) and bakery.
13th century building: chapel of the outsiders (who were not allowed in the abbey) and bakery.
IMG_9965 Dovecote, 13th century. The walls are 1m thick.
Dovecote, 13th century. The walls are 1m thick.
IMG_0083-IMG_0089_small Abbey buildings.
Abbey buildings.
IMG_0093-IMG_0103_small Abbey buildings.
Abbey buildings.
IMG_9964 Abbey buildings: 19th and 16th century buildings.
Abbey buildings: 19th and 16th century buildings.
IMG_9973_stitch_small Abbey buildings.
Abbey buildings.
IMG_9963 Left: monk rooms, 18th century; right: 19th century building.
Left: monk rooms, 18th century; right: 19th century building.

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