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Abbey of Fontenay
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Abbey of Fontenay

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: France
Description:
This stark Burgundian monastery was founded by St Bernard in 1119. With its church, cloister, refectory, sleeping quarters, bakery and ironworks, it is an excellent illustration of the ideal of self-sufficiency as practised by the earliest communities of Cistercian monks.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Abbey of Fontenay", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.