French: Abbaye cistercienne de Fontenay
The Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay is a World Heritage site in France defined by the UNESCO in 1981 and definitely a recommended cultural sightseeing location.
It is on position 642 (299, 224, 92) in our monthly survey..

"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.(iv)

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