Information of 19/03/2021 : the site is temporarily closed to the public due to important pruning works.
The Saint-Bénigne Fountain bears the name of a well-known saint in the region. This character from Izmir in Turkey is said to have evangelized the cities of Autun and Langres and converted many pagans in Dijon in the 2nd century AD. In order to escape the persecutions against the Christians, he would have taken refuge in Epagny and would have been arrested in 177 or 178 near the fountain which bears his name today. Martyred in Dijon, his tomb became a place of worship and pilgrimage. The cathedral of Saint-Bénigne now stands on his site in the city. Like his tomb, the fountain was once a place of devotion and the sick came to draw water from it.
Today the Saint-Bénigne fountain and its pond are a pleasant place for picnics
The St. Bénigne Church is named like this due to a Saint well-known in the region. This figure is from Turkey, and he evangelized the cities of Autun and Langres, and as well convert several pagans in Dijon, during the 2nd C. In order to avoid persecutions against Christians, he took refuge in Épagny and has been arrested in 177 or 118 near this fountain. Tormented in Dijon, his tomb turned into a religious and pilgrimage place. Now, at this place is situated the St Bénigne Cathedral. Furthermore, the St Bénigne fountain is a nice place to do a picnic.