General View
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General View

General view of Fontenay Abbey from just inside the entrance gate, looking northeast. The 12th/13th-century dovecote and 12th-century church can be seen on the left. On the right in the foreground is the lodging of the commendatory abbots (after 1547). Fontenay Abbey in northern Burgundy was founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux in 1118.