Clairvaux Abbey (Clara Vallis in Latin) is a Cistercian monastery in Ville-sous-la-Ferté, 15 km from Bar-sur-Aube, in the Aube département in northeastern France. The original building, founded in 1115 by St. Bernard, is now in ruins; a high-security prison, the Clairvaux Prison, now occupies the grounds.
Part of the HNW TAPE SWAP 2012/2013
released December 21, 2012
Picture by Grégory Henrion, taken in the Clairvaux Abbey.