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  •   I walked a little in Burgundy (with merit because the weather...) . I hope you enjoyed all these old stones. They are witnesses to history. But hey I guess you expect from other comments in Burgundy ... and not the mustard I think. I would just say that we have enjoyed here too although I did...

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  • ...the Abbey of Saint -Philibert. It also dates back to thousand . This is probably the oldest of Burgundy still in very good condition. Everything is a bit massive, but the building is huge and therefore weight. Well above the narthex , chapel ( St. Michael) is impressive for its size . 12th century...

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  •   Beaune is not the Hôtel-Dieu. Though . Nice hotels to discover. Notre - Dame College is an interesting example of the novel Burgundian . In the heart there are tapestries from the 15th century recounting the life of the Virgin. In very good condition.              

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  • ...The building dates from the 15th century Gothic and there are a lot of details flamingos. Burgundy then went to the flat Belgian country . Glazed tile roofs are obviously very famous, but it's actually a cover cheap compared to the slate roof that covers the chapel / hospital.   A detail...

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  • ...well cloudy days, we go for a short visit to Dijon . It is the ancient capital of the Dukes of Burgundy . We start by getting on the high Philippe Le Bon tower in the 15th century .   A bat carved up the stairs to 300 steps shows us his big ears .   From the top of the tower, we can...

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  • Still up north , you can see the Abbey of Fontenay . It is 12th century Cistercian , created by the founder Bernard Cistercian . Unlike its parent, it is no longer occupied by monks since the revolution. Yet it is " intact." The buildings of the 12th century show us all the austerity and purity...

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  • After Cluny , Cîteaux . We drove over to the heart of Burgundy . All the glory and lifestyle of Cluny and its dependencies displease the purest . Robert also founded with a few monks what would be the Cîteaux Abbey . Bernard who gave his name to the order Bernardine comes into this place in 1110...

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  • A few days in Burgundy . Let's start with the south Cluny . Around the year three thousand Cluny abbey churches I, II and Cluny and Cluny III finally were built on the site. Cluny III was still the largest church in the c hristian world until the construction of St. Peter's in Rome. The monks...

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