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ABBAYE DE BELLEVAUX


Ancient Abbaye of Bellevaux

Bellevaux was founded in 1119 as the first daughter house of the primary abbey of Morimond and as the first cistercian abbey in the Franche-Comté. It's foundation was an initiative of the family de la Roche. Their donations as well as thouse of numerous other nobles in the region assured a rapid growth and prosperity.

Many members of noble families had their tombs in the church, the lateral chapels and the cloister. One inhumation contributed particularly to the fame of the abbey: Peter II archbishop of Tarentaise died in Bellevaux in 1174 and was inhumated, at his own request, in the choir of the church. The widespread veneration lead to his canonization in 1191.

The wars and plagues of the 14th century put an end to the golden age of the abbey. Another crisis was the Thirty Years' War that ravaged the Franche-Comté.

The actual buildings reflect the reacquired economic blossom. The French Revolution marked the end of all monasteries in french territory. The inventory and buildings of Bellevaux abbaye were sold at auction by the Republic in 1791. During the following decades all the buildings, that had not been reconstructed in the 18th century, were demolished. From the huge romanesque church only fragments survive. The actual main building, called 'castle' since the 19th century, is the ancient conventual building of the abbey, constructed 1786-1788 under the direction of Joseph Cuchot, architect in Besançon.

Particularly well preserved is the abbey's hydraulic system. Part of it, northwest of the private property, is currently restored by the municipality of Cirey-lès-Bellevaux and is freely accessible.

Guided visits by appointment

 

Infos

Adress

Ancienne Abbaye de Bellevaux
70190 Cirey-lès-Bellevaux

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Contac

info@bellevaux.eu
Tel. +33 (0)3 84 91 95 34
or 00 41 79 833 04 32 (mobile)

Coordinates 47° 24’ 14,2’’ N 6° 07’ 13,9’’ E

  • Contact information
Address: 70190 CIREY LES BELLEVAUX
Email: info@bellevaux.eu
Website: http://www.valleeognon.fr/


AgendaDetailed agenda

  • 16
    MAY
  • 17
    MAY

seminar Bellevaux 2019

Colloque consacré à l'abbaye de Bellevaux dans le cadre du 900e anniversaire de sa fondation (1119-2019).

Dates : 16 et 17 mai 2019 à l'amphithéâtre du Pôle universitaire de Vesoul (4, avenue des rives du Lac 70 000 Vaivre-et-Montoille)

Découverte de l'abbaye : samedi 18 mai

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Exposition peinture

 EXPOSITION PEINTURE SUR TOUS SUPPORTS

Vendredi17/22H Samedi 10/19H  à VORAY/L'OGNON 70190 SALLE DES FETES place de l'église 

 

entrée gratuite - ouvert à tous public - accès handicap uninstantartisan.mimi@hotmail.fr

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