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TILES OVERVIEW:

Glazed tile floors were widespread during the High Middle Ages. They decorated the interiors of castles and chuches alike, including monasteries such as Saint-Jean-des-Vignes. Three excavation zones at Saint-Jean have yielded important information about tile floors at the abbey. The abbot's room, located in the southern claustral range, revealed an intact floor. A chapel in the gothic church produced a dump of tiles rejected during a 17th century alteration. The chapter room revealed a gothic floor in the form of imprints of robbed tiles, as well as of two phases of later repair.

For more information on tiles, see: Les carreaux de pavement du Moyen Age