The pretty village of Saint-Seine-l'Abbaye in Côte-d'Or has an ancient Benedictine abbey which was one of the biggest in Burgundy in the Middle Ages. It was founded in the 6th century but the abbey church was not built until later, between the 13th and 15th centuries. The Burgundian Gothic portal is decorated with a vine branch motif.
Once inside, you can see murals from the early 16th century depicting the legend of St. Sigo in 22 pictures, the Tree of Jesse, St. Christopher and the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You can also admire a superb 14th-century chiselled stone rood screen and elegant 18th-century carved stalls in the choir of the abbey church.
Outside the church, linger for a while by the beautiful 18th-century Fountain of the Samaritan Woman, whose water is said to be miraculous...
|Address||Place de l'Église, Saint-Seine-l'Abbaye|
|Telephone||+33 3 45 83 62 06|