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Vaux de Cernay an Abbey south of Paris

30 Janvier 2012, 17:38pm

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A secret treasure.                                                                       

 

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On the Camino  25 miles from Paris

 

The 3 and 4 stars hotel chain keeps this beautiful place. 


L'Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay, is situated in the Chevreuse Valley  close to the Forest of Rambouillet. The clients still can visit the cellar, the gothic lounge, the lay brothers dining room, the monks' room with pillars and ribs of vaults made of sandstone.  


The cloister, the reading room, the water mill, the chapter house are 800 years old.  A cistercian abbey were the Kings of France used to spend time and meditate. Saint-Louis and Marguerite de Provence drank the miraculous water from fountain Saint-Thibault that made the queen fertile, so they say. "The fountain still exists and the guests still drik it ".

 

Long distance walkers, (or cyclists) you may decide to stop a while for a drink. As it is a rather formal place, remember only well dressed people are accepted.
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If you can't, enjoy the view from the hills and get into the


... Forest of Rambouillet.

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