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Abbaye de Fontevraud Hotel by Jouin Manku

Posted By Kaisa On September 15, 2014 @ 12:30 AM In Uncategorized | 1 Comment

With hotel conversions in historic sites often ending up being rather soulless, the balance struck between modern-day tastes and needs, as well as history, is just right at the Fontevraud Abbey’s new hotel. The soothing and sleek design leaves room for the historically charged interiors of one of the vastest monastic sites from the Middle Ages, to continue be the focal point of every space. The four-star Hôtel Fontevraud replaces the previous three star hotel (which closed in 2012) situated inside the Abbaye de Fontevraud (founded in 1101 AD). Located in Anjou, France, the UNESCO World Heritage Site was once the burial site of the English King Richard I or ‘Lion Heart’ as he came more famously to be known, which visitors can see today through his recumbent statue, as well as those of other Plantagenet family members, situated in the heart of the abbey.

Abbaye de Fontevraud Hotel [1], Anjou, France, by Jouin Manku [2], Photography © Nicolas Mathéus
via: Yatzer [3]

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[1] Abbaye de Fontevraud Hotel: https://www.agoda.com/partners/partnersearch.aspx?cid=1770501&pcs=1&hid=378928

[2] Jouin Manku: http://www.patrickjouin.com/en/projects/jouin-manku/

[3] Yatzer: http://www.yatzer.com/hotel-fontevraud

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