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Abbaye de Fontenay Admission Ticket

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    Visit: Abbaye de Fontenay, Marmagne, 21500 Montbard France

    Fontenay Abbey in Burgundy was founded in 1118 by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, a leading French saint, and is the oldest preserved Cistercian abbey in the world.

    Recognized as French historic monument in 1862, it was declared World Heritage by Unesco in 1981. It was one of the first French monuments on this list, which has distinguished the exceptional interest of the Abbey and its natural environment.

    After the French revolution, which led to the departure of the monks, it was converted to an industrial use which preserved all the buildings of the Romanesque period: the Abbey Church, the Dormitory, Cloister, Chapter Room, the Common Room, and the Forge.

    The Abbey is decorated with a landscaped park which was listed in 2004 as "Remarkable Garden" by the National Council of Parks and Gardens.

    Located in northern Burgundy, it is nestled in a fully preserved valley which extends over 1,200 hectares.

    Since 1820, the Abbey of Fontenay has been the private ownership of the same family, which continues to preserve this exceptional site opening to public visit all year round. The Abbey welcomes 100,000 visitors each year who come to admire the beauty and purity of architecture unspoiled for 900 years, and enjoy the quiet of a place designed for spirituality.
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    Departure Point
    Abbaye de Fontenay
    Departure Time
    5/14/2019 - 11/11/2019Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    5/14/2020 - 11/11/2020Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Included ts gardens and the lapidary museum.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

    What a beautiful place! It is really pretty and very charming (even on a rainy day to start with). The whole complex is beautiful with the cloisters standing out as particularly nice. Entry was 10€ for an adult which considering the size of the place...More

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    Reviewed 14 June 2019

    On a sunny Wednesday in early June the Abbaye was so quiet, with barely a handful of visitors - this made our self-guided tour very peaceful and relaxing. (The guided tour had just left when we arrived but the brochure in English is adequately informative...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Googly2010
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