The restored Abbaye de Noirlac includes a number of bedrooms furnished in the appropriate style. With the bed being off to the left, behind the curtain, you could probably describe this particular example in hotel terms as a ‘junior suite’.
While visiting the restored medieval abbey of Noirlac last year, I was struck by this almost abstract composition of a curving staircase and austere stone walls. Another homage to M C Escher and suitable for Cee’s Black & White subject of ‘Walls’ this week.
Last month we went on a day’s outing by coach with a local group. In the afternoon we visited an ornate chateau (watch this space…) but we began at the restored Cistercian Abbey at Noirlac, in central France.
A slightly different take on ‘doors within doors’:
If anything, the interior is even more impressive:
Although the requirements of modern life can sometimes be a little jarring (that silver column is an air-conditioning unit, I think):