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Photo of Tournus Abbey

Cloister Courtyard

Looking southeast across the 11th-century cloister to the east gallery and chapter house. Saint Ardain was buried in the cloister in 1056, but his relics were later moved inside the church. The central courtyard has the same layout it did in medieval times. The monastery buildings are mostly modern reconstructions.

Photo © Holly Hayes.