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 southern transept arm is extended by a vast quadrangular area housing the Monks' Room which links the religious and domestic buildings. It is backed by formal gardens leading to the monks' medicinal and herb garden. The church can be seen on the right. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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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 southern transept arm is extended by a vast quadrangular area housing the Monks' Room which links the religious and domestic buildings. It is backed by formal gardens leading to the monks' medicinal and herb garden. The church can be seen on the right....
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