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Official Unesco Page
L'Abbaye de Fontenay

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1981
Size of heritage: 5.77 ha
- Buffer zone: 1,397 ha

Longitude: 4,389°
Latitude: 47,639°


This stark Burgundian monastery was founded by St Bernard in 1119. With its church, cloister, refectory, sleeping quarters, bakery and ironworks, it is an excellent illustration of the ideal of self-sufficiency as practised by the earliest communities of Cistercian monks.

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Hotels and places to stay

De l Ecu Logis

Distance: 2,5 mi
7, rue Auguste Carre
21500 Montbard

Time Information

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Videos from the area

Abbey of Fontenay - France

Published: April 11, 2014
Length: 50:42 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Travel And Discover

The Abbey of Fontenay is a former Cistercian abbey located in the commune of Marmagne, near Montbard, in the département of Côte-d'Or in France. It was founded by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux...

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