Bonnevaux: In the Steps of the Present Past by Andrew McAlister


By Andrew McAlister

At Bonnevaux we have a cloister that runs along the front of the Abbaye. This cloister is the last remaining section of what was once four sections of cloister. Before the French Revolution, there were three further sections of building that formed a square with the cloister running along its inside walls. This last remaining section of cloister is quite precious, being a direct and physical link to the monastery that Bonnevaux once was – right back to the first half of the twelfth century.