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Royal Abbey of Fontevraud

Royal Abbey of Fontevraud

The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud is located in the Loire Valley of central France. The abbey was chosen by Queen Eleanor of England as the burial site for the Plantaganet kings. Buried here were the English royals: Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard I The Lionhearted, and Queen Isabella, wife of King John. The site navigates the user through the abbey's history and architecture. Biographies of the famous people associated with the abbey are provided. The site is in French, English, and German, offers a glossary, publications list, and excellent links to other relevant historic sites in France. Easy navigation and quick printing of site information.



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