Friday 21 July 2017

Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay

The Abbey of Fontenay forms a connecting link between Romanesque and Gothic architectures.

Cistercian 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, dormitorycloisterchapter housecaldariumrefectorydovecote and forge, all remain intact except the refectory and are well maintained. - in: wikipedia

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