Abbaye de Fontenay

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11 May 2021  |  UNESCO , Tourism

Fontenay Abbey

The Abbey of Fontenay is located in the north of Burgundy, founded in 1118 by Saint Bernard de Clairvaux, one of the greatest French saints, it is today the oldest preserved Cistercian abbey in the world. It is listed among the 45 UNESCO World Heritage sites in France.

A little history...

After the departure during the French Revolution, the abbey was taken over as an industrial building, which made it possible to preserve all the buildings in the Romanesque style. Like: the church, the monks 'dormitory, the cloister and the monks' room.

A remarkable garden

Abbaye de Fontenay

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The Abbey also has a park, classified in 2004 as a "Remarkable Garden" by the National Council of Parks and Gardens.

The Abbey is owned by a family, maintained with passion by the same family who work tirelessly to ensure visitors a unique experience. The owners take special care to ensure that all original features maintained.

In addition, each year, the Abbey welcomes around 100,000 visitors, who come to admire the magical architecture preserved for 900 years.

The Abbey does not generally receive a subsidy from the State or from the World Heritage organization, except in exceptional cases for some substantial work.

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