Nave and apse of the Romanesque abbey church of Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Loire Valley, Maine-et-Loire, France. The interior has large domes and pillars with carved capitals and contains the 12th century effigies of Henry II, 1133-89, Plantagenet King of England and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine 1122-1204, the tomb of King Richard I the Lionheart (reigned 1189-99), and tombs of Isabelle, wife of King John I. The abbey itself was founded in 1100 by Robert of Arbrissel, who created the Order of Fontevraud. It was a double monastery for monks and nuns, run by an abbess. The abbey is listed as a historic monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Nave and apse of the Romanesque abbey church of Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Loire Valley, Maine-et-Loire, France. The interior has large domes and pillars with carved capitals and contains the 12th century effigies of Henry II, 1133-89, Plantagenet King of England and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine 1122-1204, the tomb of King Richard I the Lionheart (reigned 1189-99), and tombs of Isabelle, wife of King John I. The abbey itself was founded in 1100 by Robert of Arbrissel, who...
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