|Le Clain at Poitiers|
The abbey takes its name from the French for men's abbey: "moutier". It was only the second foundation in Poitiers. The first foundation was informally known as the "le moutier vieux" and St Jean as the 'new', which over time evolved into "montierneuf".
|St Jean de Moutierneuf: Romanesque apsidal style below, Gothic with flying butresses above|
|Blind arcading with elephants carved in the central capital|
|Detail: 12th century depiction of elephants|
|Notre Dame la Grande, west facade|
|Interior Notre Dame la Grande: apsidal choir|