Cemetary passage

Period: gothic

Located in the eastern claustral range, south of the chapter room, is a passage which probably contained the daystairs to the dormitory, and canons' room on the ground floor. The passage gave access directly from the cloister to the monastic garden and cemetery to the east. During the Middle Ages, however, it was only two bays long (east to west) and marked a transition in the width of the eastern claustral range. The passage and canons’ room were extended eastward in the renovations following the Huguenot sack. Interestingly, when the fountain basin was installed in the monastery garden sometime around 1670, it was aligned precisely with the passage so that its jet d’eau would have been visible from the eastern cloister alley.