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Abaye of Fontevraud
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A view from inside the Fontevraud Abbaye. This is where Richard Lionheart, of "Robin Hood" fame is buried, along with other members of the "Plantagenet" dynasty.

Copyright: Stephane Desnault
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送信日: 26/05/2009
更新日: 08/04/2012
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