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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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  • The calm and serenity, complete isolation, for lovers of rare and exceptional sites...
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  • Former monastery in Burgundy to 1119 is very well preserved and eh Unesco World Heritage site. The Church and a high point and has the simplicity of the Cistercians. Cloister, the chapter room, forge, dorm follow the style stripped of the Church.
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  • A beautiful place full of history. Buildings in very good condition. A beautiful European education project. The development of pre-industrial heritage. Beautiful Bookstore. The place is worth the visit.
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