The 12th century Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay is just a few miles from the canal, close to the town of Montbard and Veneray les Laumes on the northern section of the canal.
The Abbey was founded by Saint Bernard in the year1119. If you travel to Burgundy try and make the effort to visit the abbey as it is a breathtaking site listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Excellent web site : http://www.abbayedefontenay.com
For more information :
Secretariat de L'Abbaye de Fontenay
Tel : +33 (0) 3 80 92 15 00
Fax : +33 (0) 3 80 92 16 88