THE WOOD FRAMED CHURCHES

The builders used the local materials of the region and constructed the churches  along the lines of the great market halls of the region.  Unique in France and classed as a historical monument, the ten churches and a chapel built between the end of the Fifteenth  and the Eighteenth Century are constructed entirely of massive oak timbers infilled with a mixture of clay and straw. We visit one of the most interesting.

Lentilles interior


THE ABBEY OF TROIS FONTAINES

Founded in 1118 by St.Bernard of Clairvaux accompanied by twelve monks it was the first daughter house of Clairvaux. It is therefore one of the oldest abbeys of the Cistercian order in Europe. Now nothing remains of the original abbey except the ruins of  its church. It prospered and was reconstructed in 1741. Romance pervades the walks in the abbey grounds where statues in the classical style are set out amidst many rare trees.

Trois Fontaines Abbey

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