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Fontevraud Abbey

Rectangular room arched with three spans of intersecting ribs resting on the walls and two frail central columns, it is in this elegant space of 19,50 meters out of 11 meters that the various chapters were held. The gate of entry and two coupled windows present sculptures very finely carried out taking again the decorative reasons for the Rebirth. Without apparent order, the sculptures mix vegetable anthropomorphic, angels, saints, symbols in connection with death as well as the monogram of Louise de Bourbon the abbess who ordered this work. The walls were painted about 1563 per Thomas Pot, artist angevin, of scenes which describe the last moments of Christ. It is also a gallery of portraits of abbesses. Only Renee and Louise de Bourbon who are reproduced on the crucifixion are not posterior additions with the frescos. The pavement is learnedly decorated with initial with Renee and Louise de Bourbon, of the crowned flight of the Bourbons and the Salamander of François 1st.

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