Three Romanesque sites that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites

Published on April 13, 2015
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  • © Alain Doire_Bourgogne Tourisme

  • © Alain Doire_Bourgogne Tourisme

  • © Alain Doire_Bourgogne Tourisme

  • © Alain Doire_Bourgogne Tourisme

Three Romanesque sites that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites fr

Fontenay: the purity of the Cistercian architecture

Every aspect of the abbey of Fontenay corresponds with the «typical floor plan» of a Cistercian abbey and it is remarkably well preserved thanks to its isolated location.Every summer, the site comes to life with musical performances and other events

www.abbayedefontenay.com


Vézelay: the pilgrim’s hill

Vézelay basilica is the archetypal pilgrimage church, given its location on top of a hill that makes it visible from far off. Dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene, it was rebuilt in the 12th century after a terrible fire. The architecture of this masterpiece of Romanesque art takes you on a journey towards the light and the sculpted decor is exceptional. Among the riches of this monastic village you will find the house of Jules Roy and the Zervos museum in the house of Romain Rolland

www.vezelaytourisme.com


La Charité-sur-Loire… has something to tell you

La Charité has long been a major stopover for pilgrims. Little by little, the priory has been restored to its former glory. The restoration of the chapter house has just been completed. The enchanting enclosed garden of the cloister has been recreated and also provides a venue for cultural events. Recently promoted to the status of City of Art and History and Cultural Centre of Events, La Charité also prides itself in a thriving «Book town» listed status. See you at the «Festival du Mot» (festival of the word) in May

www.lacharitesurloire-tourisme.com

 

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