18th century courtyard at Fontfroide Abbey or l'Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Fontfroide, Narbonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Founded by the Viscount of Narbonne in 1093, Fontfroide linked to the Cistercian order in 1145. This courtyard is sometimes wrongly named 'Louis XIV', but the building work began in 1775. The courtyard is centred around wells which drop to cold water sources in the chalk beds, hence the name 'Fontfroide'. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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18th century courtyard at Fontfroide Abbey or l'Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Fontfroide, Narbonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Founded by the Viscount of Narbonne in 1093, Fontfroide linked to the Cistercian order in 1145. This courtyard is sometimes wrongly named 'Louis XIV', but the building work began in 1775. The courtyard is centred around wells which drop to cold water sources in the chalk beds, hence the name 'Fontfroide'. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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