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  • The Monastery Gate
    The Monastery Gate
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  • The Monastery
    The Monastery
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  • The Cloister
    The Cloister
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    by hquittner Updated Nov 23, 2008

    The capitals of the cloister are treated differently on each side. One side has foliage designs, while other deal with virtues and vices in symbolic forms, both human and animal. In one corner is a solitary forlorn (vicious?) gargolye. In another corner are the early 15C gisants of the benefactors Hugues de Chantelus of Chateaumorand and his wife.

    Gargoyle Greed Humility Gisants Gisant (Close-up)
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    by hquittner Written Nov 23, 2008

    A slight distance away in the town from the monastery is the complex known as the Convent des Cordeliers. The outside is defaced but one enters into an intact cloister (1370-1410) along the south side of a church building. The arcades are regular and the capitals of the slender columns are decorated, somewhat differently, on each side. Within the complex is the long single nave church with a rounded apse and a fine beamed wood ceiling. A partially restored early mural is on one wall. On its right is a chapel-like groin vaulted room called a "library" which harbors ancient carved stone pieces and fragments.

    The Cloister Center A Cloister Arcade The Church The The Mural
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    by hquittner Written Nov 23, 2008

    A slight distance away in the town from the monastery is the complex known as the Convent des Cordeliers. The outside is defaced but one enters into an intact cloister (1370-1410) along the south side of a church building. The arcades are regular and the capitals of the slender columns are decorated, somewhat differently, on each side. Within the complex is the long single nave church with a rounded apse and a fine beamed wood ceiling. A partially restored early mural is on one wall. On its right is a chapel-like groin vaulted room called a "library" which harbors ancient carved stone pieces and fragments.

    The Cloister Center A Cloister Arcade The Church The The Mural
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