Dovecote and church facade, 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 dovecote was used for keeping pigeons, it dates from the 12th and 13th centuries and has walls more than a metre thick. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Dovecote and church facade, 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 dovecote was used for keeping pigeons, it dates from the 12th and 13th centuries and has walls more than a metre thick. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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