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Burgundy Sights

Abbaye de Cîteaux

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 04/08/2014

Fodor's Review

The austere Cistercian order was founded at this abbey near Clos de Vougeot at St-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux in 1098 by Robert de Molesmes, and the complex has housed monks ever since. Destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries, it is, understandably, a mix of styles and epochs: 13th-century cloisters, a 16th-century library, and a large, imposing 18th-century main building form an eclectic ensemble. From D996, follow signs pointing the way along a short country road that breaks off from the road to Château de Gilly, a four-star hotel. Call ahead for a guided tour.

Sight Information

Address:

Off D996, Vougeot, 21700, France

Phone:

/03–80–61–32–58

Sight Details:

  • Tour €7.50
  • Tours: July and Aug., Tues.–Sat. at 10:30, 11:30, 2, 3, 4 and 5, Sun. 12:15, 1, 2, 3, 3:15, 4, 4:30, and 5; May, June, and Sept., Wed.–Sat. at 10:30, 11:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30, Sun. 12:15, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30.

Updated 04/08/2014

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