Abbaye de Fontevraud (4) – The limestone

The main construction material of Fontevraud Abbey is limstone (tufa), a typical local material.

“Fresh and bright, the birthplace of the great vineyards, tufa stone sign the cultural identity of the Loire Valley through its castles, abbeys, towns and villages.”

the grand-moutier cloister
The Grand-Moûtier cloister. “The cloister is a place of passage: the whole life of the convent is organized around it.”

garden of grand moutier
Gardens of the Grand-Moûtier.

Inside the abbey church and a detail on it’s wall.

la promeneuse
“The walker in Fontevraud” (La promeneuse à fontevraud). A painting exhibition in one of the Abbey restaurants, by Noëmie Marsily and Carl Roosens.

something to eat
Got something to eat while enjoy the paintings.

Abbaye de Fontevraud (1)
Abbaye de Fontevraud (2)
Abbaye de Fontevraud (3)

summer 2014.

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