Abbaye de Fontenay

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9 / 10

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“An excellent example of a self-sufficient Cistercian monastery, the well-restored abbey of Fontenay set in a secluded green valley was consecrated in 1147.”

– Michelin Guide

Fodor's Fodor's
"The best-preserved of the Cistercian abbeys, the Abbaye de Fontenay was founded in 1118 by St. Bernard. " Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"Fontenay Abbey offers a fascinating glimpse of the austere, serene surroundings in which Cistercian monks lived lives of contemplation and manual labour." Full review