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Abbaye de Fontenay, Montbard
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One of the oldest and most completely intact Cistercian abbeys in Europe, Abbaye de Fontenay was built in 1118 with a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. Although slightly rundown, the original complex comprising the church, dormitory, cloister, chapter house, caldarium, dovecote, and forge all retain their original architecture, except the refectory. Make Abbaye de Fontenay part of your personalized Montbard itinerary using our Montbard tourist route planner.
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  • This beautiful Abbey to address all aspects of monastic life: prayer, work and rest. Given the age of the site, the dimensions of the buildings are impressive! The forest fall colors made the beautiful site.
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  • World heritage of Unesco this Abbey is beautifully restored. It is surrounded by a beautiful park and is situated in nature a haven of peace
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  • One of the most beautiful Cistercian abbeys located in itself beautiful. It's a great outing, the guided tour is very interesting to know the history of the Abbey. There is however more monks it is private property, but family owned a bcp made for backup and maintenance of this monument world heritage of Unesco. A must see.
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