Abbey of Fontenay

Abbey of Fontenay Abbey of Fontenay

Abbey of Fontenay - Visit time : half-day.

Nestled in the hollow of a green valley and surrounded by forests, the Abbey of Fontenay is an outstanding example of a Cistercian monastery, one of the major vestiges of the architecture of this monastic order in Europe.

The state of conservation of the ensemble is exceptional. Its beautiful Romanesque architecture, harmonious and austere, has smoothly crossed the centuries without major incident. The solemnity and beauty of the place conveys a purity that reflects the lives of the ascetics who inhabited the site for centuries.


Abbaye de Fontenay, Patrimoine Mondial Daniel Favier