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Medieval France - In the Bahamas!

Find a piece of old European architecture on an island in the Caribbean. In the days when American millionaires could move history around the world like chess pieces, newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst had a 14th century French Augustinian monastery dismantled, piece by piece, from its place in southwestern France in the 1920s and moved to the United States.

Forty years later, Huntington Hartford, a wealthy art collector, established the famous "Paradise Island" in the port of Nassau. Here, he had the monastery - now called "The Cloisters" - rebuilt. With spectacular sunset views of the Nassau Harbour, it is a popular location for weddings, but you can also visit and stroll around the beautiful grounds.

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