The Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay

Abbey Fontenay


  1. Jenni / Globe Called Home

    I visited the abbey just last spring but haven’t gotten around to writing about it yet! Such a beautiful place, even though it rained the whole time we were there. The tour was also very much worth attending with lots of detail not included in the brochure, so if you are going and know French, it makes sense to check the schedules beforehand.

    1. Breathe With Us

      Hello Jenni,

      Glad you enjoyed even though it was raining. We were blessed with lovely sunshine.

      Good tip on the tour. We saw a group doing it, but when we got there it had already started.

      Let us know when you do write about it!

  2. Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie

    I haven’t been to the abbey, but I’ve explored the French countryside so I loved your bonus photo. You document the simplicity of the church so beautifully. It doesn’t need any of the ornate detail common in bigger churches and cathedrals. It seems to shine all on its own. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Mia

    I lived in France, many years ago, but I never made it to the Abbey of Fontenay. You’re right, traveling around France is like a history lesson. I love everything about this country and the fact that there are so many hidden gems like this one!

  4. Laura

    The abbey looks like a really cool place to visit. Just walking around taking pictures of all the incredible buildings that make up the area looks like a full day activity.

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