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Nous avons réservé pour visiter cette abbaye. Nous avons été bien informés de la vie des moines par une guise sommes toutes sympathique. Seul bemol(et non des moindre): Il y a beaucoup d'histoire sur ... more »We booked to visit the Abbey. We have been well informed of the life of the monks by a leisure are all friendly. Single bemol(et non deles de moindre): there is a lot of history on the monks but for those who come for a historical perspective, be aware that the Abbey was destroyed many times and there's more much of the old (to see the dltoiture before, you must go to Beaune, to consult such or such document, go to Dijon) and finally the visit is based on the life of the monks (without see) with some historical anecdotes.View original
J'ai séjourné à l'abbaye une semaine en janvier 2017. Donc pas de visite possible des lieux historiques en cette période, c'est pas grave, je suis venu pour me recueillir, réfléchir, écrire; mais auss... more »I stayed at the Abbey a week in January 2017. So no visit possible historic sites in this period, it's okay, I came to collect me, think, write; but also to absorb and understand my Christian and European culture. What was not my surprise in discovering a place where all the doors are locked, where spirituality is totally absent from the discourse of the brothers, who are rather in mode of business management. I was really disappointed in the lack of interest of the brothers in contemporary life. Through offices, however beautiful songs and study of some texts Benedictine and Cistercian, I understand that their life is turned into work and prayer, to a life of toil and renunciation. However, what I see is quite different, I was told of the Creation of God, nature, love... I've seen it are brothers completely overwhelmed that renunciation is not to eat meat, why not if it was to protect the creation but this is not the case. Meals are prepared by a caterer that made industrial, why the retreatants have rights to meat them? the meals were horrible, industrial with very bad quality products. Spanish wine full of sulphites is available; I am told that the local wine is overpriced, but why not buy local wine but consume a lot less, I think that there is a true renunciation with a ethics green which goes hand in hand with spirituality and the "Laudato Si" of the Pope or the latest installment of the Dalai Lama. At breakfast, proposed us Nutella, knowing that this chocolate spread is the cause of one of the biggest environmental disasters in the world (deadly deforestation for Palm oil). Anyway, I was there to find a haven of peace and a place protected from the inconsistencies of the world, in fact I was at the heart of a community that does not seek to change the world nor to reveal the lack of humanity, but who plays the game of big business, of prejudice, ignorance and lack of awareness. In short, I felt very bad, because everything seemed inconsistent. I managed to finish my retirement in totally isolating myself in my cell and away me from this "institution" to disappear.View original
Tutti gli spazi adiacenti all'abbazia non risparmiano lo splendore e il fascino proprio a questo luogo abitato dai monaci oranti. Visitarlo in un pomeriggio di sole, insieme ai tranquilli paesini vici... more »All spaces adjacent to the Abbey not spare the splendor and charm to this place inhabited by monks in prayer. Visit on a sunny afternoon, along with peaceful villages, they really deserve it. Unfortunately the visit is a bit expensive and only in French.View original
Alain BMake sure to check if it is open for tours.View original
Christophe 37600Some may be disappointed by the counting of places, but let us not forget that Cîteaux is the cradle of monasticism reformed with Bernard of Clairvaux, where everything leads to the essence, God. A stay in full Board it is! Great memory. Recommend to stressed major, even non-believers.View original
Albert DE ZANWhat peace for Vespers, and after that, don't forget a small Cîteaux cheese, and we are all good for the road!View original
David JockVery nice place, quiet. Good short walk to discover the richness of the place...View original
Nicole poliYes good discovery. What struck me most liked is the gardenView original
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