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Gothic ambulatory at Saint-Denis

The ambulatory (Medieval Latin ambulatorium, a place for walking, from ambulare, to walk) is the covered passage around a cloister, or the processional way around the east end of a cathedral or large church and behind the high altar.[1][2]


  1. ^ Francis D. K. Ching (2011). A Visual Dictionary of Architecture. John Wiley & Sons. p. 29. ISBN 978-1-118-16049-7. 
  2. ^ Ariane Archambault (2002). The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture. Québec Amerique. p. 152. ISBN 978-2-7644-0877-3. 

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