Arcade of the 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 was built in the 12th century, clustered pillar arches open to arcades on each side. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Arcade of the 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 was built in the 12th century, clustered pillar arches open to arcades on each side. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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