ARCHITECT, French
(active 1120s in Fontgombault)

Exterior view

1120s
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Abbey of Notre-Dame, Fontgombault (Indre)

In 1091, Pierre de l'Étoile founded the Benedictine monastery on the banks of the Creuse River. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the abbey experienced vigorous growth and established about twenty priories. The buildings were partly destroyed during the French Revolution, when the monastery was nationalised and sold off.




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