Fontenay Abbey Photos

The Medieval Church (1139-47) of Fontenay Abbey is second oldest Cistercian community founded by St Bernard (UNESCO).

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Round Dovecote tower of Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Church of Fontenay Abbey which is second oldest Cistercian community founded by St. Bernard. Fontenay, France.Medieval life of Christ carving from altar of church at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Glazed stone tiles in Abbey church at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.
Round Dovecote tower (12th or 13th c) of Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Church (1139-47) of Fontenay Abbey which is second oldest Cistercian community founded by St. Bernard (UNESCO). Fontenay, France. Style: Romanesque.Medieval life of Christ carving from altar of church at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Glazed stone tiles (13th c) in Abbey church at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.
Detail of manger scene on altar carving in Fontenay Abbey church. Fontenay, France.Medieval tiles in church at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Tomb of Eborard of Norwich in church at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Tomb of Mello d'Époisses & his wife in church at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.
Detail of manger scene on altar carving in Fontenay Abbey church. Fontenay, France.Medieval tiles in church at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Tomb of Eborard of Norwich in church at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Tomb of Mello d'Époisses & his wife in church at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.
Tomb of knight in church at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Boat hull chestnut ceiling of dormitory in Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Cloister of Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Overview of Fontenay Abbey with Dovecote & Abbatial lodge. Fontenay, France.
Tomb of knight in church at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Boat hull chestnut ceiling of dormitory (late 15th c) in Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Cloister of Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France. Style: Romanesque.Overview of Fontenay Abbey with Dovecote & Abbatial lodge (18th-19th c). Fontenay, France.
Galerie Seguin & "Enfermerie" at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Galerie Seguin & "Enfermerie" at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Platane tree used widely along the roads of France. Fontenay, France.Bark of Platane tree used widely for shade in Europe. Fontenay, France.
Galerie Seguin (1850) & "Enfermerie" (16th c) at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Galerie Seguin (1850) & "Enfermerie" (16th c) at Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Platane (Platanus x hispanica) (Plain) tree used widely along the roads of France. Fontenay, France.Bark of Platane (Plain) tree used widely for shade in Europe. Fontenay, France.
Medieval cross outside Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Bas-relief carving in Persian style from Picheny Abbey of crowned bearded man with lion's body in Fontenay Abbey museum. Fontenay, France.

Medieval cross outside Fontenay Abbey. Fontenay, France.Bas-relief carving in Persian style (c1150) from Picheny Abbey of crowned bearded man with lion's body in Fontenay Abbey museum. Fontenay, France.


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