Abbey of Fontenay

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 in 1118, and built in the Romanesque style. It is one of the oldest and most complete Cistercian abbeys in Europe, and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. Of the original complex comprising church, dormitory, cloister, chapter house, caldarium, refectory, dovecote and forge, all remain intact except the refectory and are well maintained. The Abbey of Fontenay, along with other Cistercian abbeys, forms a connecting link between Romanesque and Gothic architectures.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Dijon (France) (63 km), Beaune (France) (76 km), Guédelon (93 km), Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans (125 km), Château de Sully-sur-Loire (151 km), Reims (France) (181 km), Verdun (France) (185 km), Geneva Motor Show (204 km), Paris (France) (204 km), Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (204 km), Neuchâtel (Switzerland) (205 km), Lausanne (Switzerland) (211 km), Château de Chambord (215 km), Château de Blois (229 km), Château du Haut-Königsbourg (230 km), Maginot Fort Hackenberg (239 km), Basel (Switzerland) (241 km), Berne (Switzerland) (243 km), Augusta Raurica (250 km), Liestal Fasnacht 2014 (252 km)

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