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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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  • Beautiful place than this sumptuous Abbey. Rooms with breathtaking. VERY good condition. Only miss a signs of the visit with the explanations. To feel the monastic atmosphere. Discover.
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  • In the cold winter, no tourists, we ran into 2 couples during our visit. Sublime places, impregnated with the isolation of the monastic life, the whole is completely empty, but very well restored and maintained. Info and a model on the work of the forge. Really a very nice moment, a nice visit. Many books in the shop.
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  • Abbey friendly to visit if you're in the area. Visit during the week, so uncrowded.
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