Abbaye de Fontevraud (2) – The buildings

Fontevraud Abbey was founded by Robert d’Arbrissel in 1101, financed by the local nobles and his success as a preacher.

In 1804, the abbey became state prison until 1963. Today Fontevraud Abbey is a cultural meeting centre.

other side of the church, infirmary on the left
The abbey church (minster church), building on the left is infirmary.

église abbatiale
The main entrance of the church.

cuisines romanes
The romanesque kitchen.

cuisines romanes(près)
Detail of the kitchen roof.

summer 2014.

 Abbaye de Fontevraud (1)

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