Sometimes I hate myself for taking blurred pictures, and using strong zooms tend to do this on my camera, but I kept this ine, as I thought it did a nice effect with the light which is so powerful in this Medieval abbey of Fontenay, in Burgundy, not far from Dijon.
It was founded by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in 1118, and built in the Romanesque style. It is one of the oldest and most complete Cistercian abbeys in Europe, and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. Of the original complex comprising church, dormitory, cloister, chapter house, caldarium, refectory, dovecote and forge, all remain intact except the refectory. are well maintained. The Abbey of Fontenay, along with other Cistercian abbeys, forms a connecting link between Romanesque and Gothic architectures.
Here is the beautiful website of Fontenay abbey, if you wish to know more about it.
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