Located in the heart of Yonne in Burgundy, the charming little village of Pontigny is best known for its Cistercian abbey of the twelfth century. Member of Chablis and township crossed by the Serein, it extends about twenty kilometers from Auxerre south, and Migennes.
Former meeting point of seven feudal territories in the Middle Ages, the village of Pontigny knows less prosperous times during the French Revolution, with the destruction of the abbey. The latter, however, experienced a second birth in the early twentieth century a cultural movement, the Decades Pontigny, gathering the greatest writers of the country.
Even today, Pontigny is mainly focused on tourism, unveiling a unique architectural heritage of its kind.