By Solène Tadié

Abbey of Pontigny in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of eastern France

The ancient Pontigny Abbey, the greatest Cistercian building in existence, is being sold to a foundation that plans to make it a luxury hotel and a contemporary art gallery — even though the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter had made a higher offer to establish a seminary here.

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