Romanesque cloister, Fontenay Abbey, Marmagne, Cote d'Or, France. This Cistercian abbey was founded by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in 1119, built in the Romanesque style. The abbey itself housed 300 monks from 1200, but was sacked during the French Revolution. The 36m cloister dates from the 12th century and the monks would have spent their free time here. The arcade is divided by pillars into small galleries. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Romanesque cloister, Fontenay Abbey, Marmagne, Cote d'Or, France. This Cistercian abbey was founded by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in 1119, built in the Romanesque style. The abbey itself housed 300 monks from 1200, but was sacked during the French Revolution. The 36m cloister dates from the 12th century and the monks would have spent their free time here. The arcade is divided by pillars into small galleries. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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