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Priory of Saint-Pierre

circa 1100

Why is it canonical?

An important center of Romanesque art, this series of structures reflected the influence of the famed Cistercian monk St. Bernard of Clairvaux, who espoused a philosophy that renounced visual adornment and earthly pleasure. It also became one of the most rich orders in Europe, with significant political clout.

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Cloister, Priory of Saint-Pierre