"Enter the Church" Fontevrault-l'Abbaye Things to Do Tip by hquittner
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The nave (restored and devoid of furnishings or altars) is very long with no aisles. It is covered by 4 cupolas (a fifth is under the tower at the crossing). This type of roofing is encontered in SW France at this time. (we saw it in Angouleme and Cahors). There is blind arcading along the walls to give a wider feel. The simpe clerestory lighting is adequate. The carving of the capitals require binoculars to examine. Around the altar-choir area is an ambulatory and 3 chapels. An ancient carved stone Pieta remains (no details available).
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