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The Montbenoît abbey

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The Montbenoît abbey - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Doubs
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Built in the 12th century, the Montbenoît abbey offers a beautiful example of medieval religious architecture. The abbey church, with its Romanesque nave and Flamboyant Gothic chancel, boasts magnificent carved oak stalls dating from 1527. A 15th-century cloister adjoining the church can be also admired.

Opening timesMonday: Closed   •   Tuesday: 09:30 AM – 12:30 AM, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM   •   Wednesday: 09:30 AM – 12:30 AM, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM   •   Thursday: Closed   •   Friday: Closed   •   Saturday: Closed   •   Sunday: Closed
Address4 Rue du Val Saugeais, Montbenoit
Telephone+33 3 81 38 10 32
Official sitewww.tourisme-loue-saugeais.fr

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The Montbenoît abbey

Gallery of the cloister (© J.E)
Gallery of the cloister (© J.E)
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Cloister Court (© J.E)
Cloister Court (© J.E)
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Coat of arms on the keystone of the kitchen of the monks (© J.E)
Coat of arms on the keystone of the kitchen of the monks (© J.E)
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Bell tower of the abbey, the cloister seen (© J.E)
Bell tower of the abbey, the cloister seen (© J.E)
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Cloister (© Jean Espirat)
Cloister (© Jean Espirat)
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Kitchen monks (© J.E)
Kitchen monks (© J.E)
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Ceiling of the abbey choir (© J.E)
Ceiling of the abbey choir (© J.E)
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The hearth in the kitchen of the monks (© J.E)
The hearth in the kitchen of the monks (© J.E)
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Cloister, seen from the west gallery (© J.E)
Cloister, seen from the west gallery (© J.E)
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Carved columns of the cloister walkway (© J.E)
Carved columns of the cloister walkway (© J.E)
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Gallery promenade (© Jean Espirat)
Gallery promenade (© Jean Espirat)
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Lintel carved in the promenade (© Jean Espirat)
Lintel carved in the promenade (© Jean Espirat)
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Promenoir cloister (© Jean Espirat)
Promenoir cloister (© Jean Espirat)
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Sculpture (© Jean Espirat)
Sculpture (© Jean Espirat)
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Detail of the lintel, the tree of life (© Jean Espirat)
Detail of the lintel, the tree of life (© Jean Espirat)
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Cloister of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
Cloister of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
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Fountain in front of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
Fountain in front of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
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Sculpture (© Jean Espirat)
Sculpture (© Jean Espirat)
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Sculpture (© Jean Espirat)
Sculpture (© Jean Espirat)
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Chair of the abbey (© J.E)
Chair of the abbey (© J.E)
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Chapel left of the abbey (© J.E)
Chapel left of the abbey (© J.E)
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Choir with carved stalls of the abbey church (© J.E)
Choir with carved stalls of the abbey church (© J.E)
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Date of completion of the stalls of the abbey (© J.E)
Date of completion of the stalls of the abbey (© J.E)
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North gallery of the cloister (© J.E)
North gallery of the cloister (© J.E)
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South Gallery of the cloister (© J.E)
South Gallery of the cloister (© J.E)
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The Tree of Jesse, on the lintel of a door of the cloister (© J.E)
The Tree of Jesse, on the lintel of a door of the cloister (© J.E)
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Model of the abbey (© J.E)
Model of the abbey (© J.E)
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Nave of the abbey (© J.E)
Nave of the abbey (© J.E)
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Organ of the abbey (© J.E)
Organ of the abbey (© J.E)
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Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
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Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
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Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
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Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
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Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
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Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
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Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
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Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
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Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
Marquee Ornament (© J.E)
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Pieta - North Side Chapel of the abbey (© J.E)
Pieta - North Side Chapel of the abbey (© J.E)
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decorated ceiling of the abbey choir (© J.E)
decorated ceiling of the abbey choir (© J.E)
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Indication of the location of the relics of the Three Kings, now extinct (© J.E)
Indication of the location of the relics of the Three Kings, now extinct (© J.E)
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Statues of the Three Kings and the Virgin, in the abbey (© J.E)
Statues of the Three Kings and the Virgin, in the abbey (© J.E)
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Representation of the Sire de Joux in the abbey (© J.E)
Representation of the Sire de Joux in the abbey (© J.E)
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Sculpture of an armrest of a stall in the abbey (© J.E)
Sculpture of an armrest of a stall in the abbey (© J.E)
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