Church portal, 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 church was built 1139-47 and its entrance is flanked by pillars with carved capitals and an arch. Through the doorway here we can see the flat-ended apse with windows at the far end of the nave. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Church portal, 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 church was built 1139-47 and its entrance is flanked by pillars with carved capitals and an arch. Through the doorway here we can see the flat-ended apse with windows at the far end of the nave. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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