Fontenay Abbey - UNESCO World Heritage



Founded in 1118 by Saint Bernard, Fontenay Abbey is one of the oldest Cistercian monasteries in Europe. Today, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Abbey has survived more than eight centuries without time altering its magnificent Romanesque architecture.
Fontenay Park was classified as a "Remarkable Garden" by the Ministry of Culture in 2004.
Located between Paris and Beaune, Fontenay Abbey is an essential stop during your trip to Burgundy.
Access: Fontenay is 6 km from Montbard, 30 km from the A6 Paris-Marseille motorway, exit at Bierre-les-Semur, take the D980 towards Montbard.
Opening times and dates:
* From 1 January to 31 March 2023: daily, open visit from 10.00am to 12.00pm and from 2.00pm to 5.00pm
* From 1 April to 11 November 2023: every day from 10.00am to 6.00pm. Self-guided or guided tour (guided tours depart at 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm, 4.00pm and 5.00pm)
* From 12 November to 31 December 2023: every day, open visit from 10.00am to 12.00pm and from 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Heritage Days: 16 and 17 September 2023 – for this occasion, reduced rate tour of the Abbey.

You can present your printed paper ticket or your e-ticket on your smartphone
>>> Ticket valid for one year from the date of purchase according to the opening periods of the site (excluding Heritage Days),
and the health measures in force on the date of your visit <<<


GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.63961
Longitude : 4.38933