The first time we went to Fontevraud with the intention to visit the abbey, we turned around because of the intense glare in the entrance courtyard (it was very hot and sunny that day). However, we returned two or three years later and found the place to be just fab! Martine
Martine, I know what you mean about the glare. It was pretty vicious when we were there. It can definitely spoil your enjoyment of the place on a sunny day.