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Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux


On 31st October 1608, the village of Saint Nicolas was founded by Nicolas II Boucherat, Abbot of Cîteaux. 36 mens coming from Lorraine received 34 ha of wooden land, and everybody promised to weed it and make it farmable. At the French Revolution, the religious life is cancelled, the village became a town including lands, pounds and forests. The abbey became a castle, a phalanstery and a penal colony. It is only in 1898, with the come back of monks that the abbay, founded in 1098, is reborn.

Saint Nicolas, last village created in Côte d’Or with Saint Bernard includes the village, but also hamlets (Cîteaux and La Forgeotte) and 5 farms : Saules, La Loge, La Borde, les Fermes Neuves (former abbay’s barns). The town spreads on a giant territory : 3000 ha of which 1200 ha of forest belonging to the State, 1000 ha of land and pounds, 59 ha of forest belonging to the village. On the dozen of pounds, 6 are still in water. Three rivers crosses the village : the Vouge, The Raie du Pont and the Coindon. The Cent-Fons canal digged in the XIIIth century by the monks is an hydraulic masterpiece. Among old building dating from the long history of Saint-Nicolas-les-Cîteaux : the old library of the Abbey, the Saules Barn, the Forgeotte, and old houses made of branches and soil in the village.
The village take a benefit from the sightseeing of the Abbey which welcome 50 000 persons a year. Its cheese, its shop and its visit trail opened for 4 handicaps and the CERCCIS (European center for the influence of Cistercian culture).

Abbaye de Cîteaux

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Abbaye de Cîteaux
The history of Cîteaux begins on 21st march 1098 : a group of monks arrive from Abbey of Molesmes, guided by Saint Robert, with the desire to...

Abbaye de Cîteaux


Ancienne Mairie - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux

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Ancienne Mairie - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux
It dates from end of 19th century

Ancienne Mairie - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux


Château de la Forgeotte - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux

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Château de la Forgeotte - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux
François Bernard Chauvelin, marquis de Chauvelin, est à l'origine du Château de la Forgeotte. le château date du XIXe...

Château de la Forgeotte - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux


Eglise -  Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux

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Eglise - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux
The church of the village Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux was built in the 19th century. It has an slim arrow in octogonal slate. You have t...

Eglise -  Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux


Ferme de La Borde (ancienne tuilerie) - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux

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Ferme de La Borde (ancienne tuilerie) - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux
La ferme de la Borde appartenait autrefois aux moines cisterciens de l'abbaye de Cîteaux. Vers la moitié du XXe siècle, l&#...

Ferme de La Borde (ancienne tuilerie) - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux


Forêt de Cîteaux - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux

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Forêt de Cîteaux - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux
The forest of Cîteaux around the abbey is one the first for the quality of its products. The quality of the oak of Cîteaux is famous ov...

Forêt de Cîteaux - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux


Jardin Conservatoire - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux

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Jardin Conservatoire - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux
All started with the creation of a orchard conservatory, further to a offer call of the Regional Concil of Burgundy : 16 fuit trees of olders varie...

Jardin Conservatoire - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux


Puits Saint-Robert de la Ferme de la Petite Forgeotte - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux

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Puits Saint-Robert de la Ferme de la Petite Forgeotte - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux

Puits Saint-Robert de la Ferme de la Petite Forgeotte - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux


By mail
Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux
Mairie
17, route de Nuits-Saint-Georges
21700 - Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux

By phone
Phone: +33 (0)3 80 61 10 25
Fax: +33 (0)3 80 61 36 54

By web
E-mail: mairie-de-saint-nicolas-les-citeaux@wanadoo.fr

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