L'abbaye De Fontenay

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  • Address: 21500 Montbard, France
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-380921500
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Unesco Site

L'abbaye De Fontenay is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is one of the oldest and most complete Cistercian abbeys in Europe. It forms a close connection between Gothic and Romanesque architecture. There is also a hydraulic hammer to see how the force of the water is transformed into mechanical force. The garden gives an aesthetic touch to buildings and the manicured lawns add to its beauty. There are also knowledgeable guides who can provide you with synopsis of history of the Abbey, background and architecture of buildings. All in all L'abbaye De Fontenay provides a magical and timeless atmosphere with serenity.

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  • L'abbaye De Fontenay Address: 21500 Montbard, France
  • L'abbaye De Fontenay Contact Number: +33-380921500
  • L'abbaye De Fontenay Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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L'Abbaye De Fontenay Reviews & Ratings

  • Serene historic site. Stay a while and absorb the ancient atmosphere.

  • Amazing cistercian abbey full of history and beautiful well preserved/restored buildings with one of the oldest forges in Europe

  • Calm, very well maintained gardens. Facilities are well in place. Not too many people. One of the few UNESCO sites in Bourgogne.

  • Magnificent, peaceful, beautiful. The architecture and preservation will stun you. The grounds are an absolute must see. You hear gregorian chant as you walk through, making you feel like you are back in the day when the monastery was alive.

  • Peaceful and beautiful. Plus some interest for the technically minded - the oldest? forge. Water wheel driven stamp in a Cistercian monastery. An example to all of how a preservation project should be done

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