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#414: Abbey Church

Photo 414: Abbey Church - Fontenay Abbey

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Photo ID
414
Credit
Title
Abbey Church
Caption
West facade of the church and other abbey buildings. Fontenay Abbey in northern Burgundy was founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux in 1118. The abbey church, built from 1139 to 1147, is the oldest Cistercian church in France and one of the finest examples of Cistercian Romanesque architecture. The monastic complex was completed by 1200.
Geotag
47.639369° N, 4.389639° E
Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
ISO
100