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The Valmagne abbey was originally founded under the Benedictine order but, in 1159, the monks joined the Cistercian movement. During the first two centuries, Valmagne was among the richest abbeys in the south of France.

After that, the place suffered a lot from historical events like the Religious wars or the French Revolution but today the church, the cloister and the gardens really worth the visit.

The church and the cloister are really interesting because they are a mix of both Roman & Gothic style like many abbeys which saw their building last quite a long time.

One can notice that the roof of the cloister is quite different of the one of Montmajour for instance with the magnificient arcs.

So as to enhance the perspective effect which is part of the basic rules of the roman architecture, I wanted to take a ground level picture. I hope it serves my purpose.

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