Explore the history of the Burgundy Region at the Fontenay Abbey
The historic French countryside has a lot to offer lovers of quaint scenery and fine dining,2015-12-28
The historic French countryside has a lot to offer lovers of quaint scenery and fine dining, but vacationers with villa vacation rentals in the Burgundy region can also explore some of the most compelling historical structures in the world. Among the best sites in Burgundy, l'Abbaye de Fontenay, or the Fontenay Abbey, stands out as a must see for visitors to the region.
This former Cistercian abbey was founded by Saint Bernard Clairvaux in the 12th century and stands as a testament to elegance of the period. The building itself boasts traditional Romanesque architecture, as well as a colorful history that includes roles in both the Hundred Year's War and the Wars of Religion – a history which earned it distinction as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981.
This well-kept facility offers not only a trip through French history, but a bevy of exquisite views of this largely agrarian region. From the rolling hills to luxuriously green valleys, there is hardly a bad view to be found.
Once you've finished exploring the region, return to your villas in France and relax amid the stellar amenities afforded by these luxurious accommodations.