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#410: Church and Dovecote

Photo 410: Church and Dovecote - Fontenay Abbey

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Photo ID
410
Credit
Title
Church and Dovecote
Caption
West facade of the church and dovecote of Fontenay Abbey in northern Burgundy, France. The dovecote, used for keeping pigeons, dates from the 12th or 13th century. Its wall is more than a meter thick. Fontenay Abbey was founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux in 1118. Its church, built from 1139 to 1147, is the oldest Cistercian church remaining in France and one of the finest examples of the Cistercian Romanesque. The monastic complex was completed by 1200.
Geotag
47.639369° N, 4.389639° E
Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
ISO
100