Fontevraud Abbey



My objective was to see and take pictures of the tomb of Eleanor of Aquitaine, which is supposed to have been modeled from her actual likeness later in life.

So imagine my face when, on arrival, I learned that the abbey was closed for a private function.  "But," said the nice lady selling tickets discounted to help me cope with my disappointment, "it may reopen in an hour if they can remove their equipment (a stage with sound and light) in time."

That gave me hope.  Smiles all around suggested my face brightened, but the entry price did not go back up.  I was ready to go help them get their stuff out of the abbey if I needed to, but first I did take some pictures of the setting of this abbey which is completely surrounded by a small town in a small valley, a tributary valley to the Loire Valley.

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