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.
The history of Fontenay Abbey and beyond the scope of this website, we encourage you to try and visit the Abbey and also their excellent website.
Excellent website: https://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