another excursion, another rainy day... i'm beginning to believe it's impossible for our group to experience good weather in our travels. this fifth excursion was to the abbey of fontevraud, considered revolutionary for its placement of monks and nuns in the same establishment. napoleon I turned the abbey into a prison during his reign, though today it is a purely historic site.
the ceiling of the kitchen from the interior.
one of several lovely courtyards at the abbey.
les égouts (the sewers) of the abbey.
murals of religious life at the abbey. would you look at those ceilings?