This Cistercian monastery is located near Bar-sur-Aube. The original building was founded in 1115 and is now in ruin. The abbey that you can visit which stands here now dates from 1708. In 1808 the building was bought by the State and converted into a prison.
The Abbey is now divided into two parts: the prison and the museum. You can visit the museum section. Discover these fascinating buildings with their cellar and dorms.
Fortification of Langres
Do you want to explore a truly medieval city? Well, here you go! The city of Langres is a treasure trove for anyone who loves medieval history.
The fortifications around Langres were originally built by the Romans and contain a dozen towers and seven gates. During the following 2,000 years, the fortifications were modified and renewed so they are still a prominent landmark on the Langres Landscape. Take a walk around to the Petit sault tower and the Navarre and d’Orval Tower.
Designed by Vauban for Louis XIV, the citadel of Besançon was built during the 17th century. The citadel dominates the city at 100 meters in height. The 12-hectare Citadel has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.
Pride of the Franche-Comte, the Citadelle is considered one of the most beautiful of France. Climbing to the highest point of the citadel will offer you an incredible view of the region. Surrounded by rivers, the citadel is a hotspot for tourism and cultural events.