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Abbaye de Fontfroide
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Today 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Route Départementale 613 11100 Narbonne France
Route Départementale 613FRNarbonne11100
+33 4 68 45 11 08fontfroide.com
AbbeyToday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Wine-producing former Cistercian monastery with vaulted cloisters, a restaurant & regular concerts.- Google
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Joao Cesar Escossia
a year ago
Nestled in a green valley in the Languedoc region of southern France not far from Narbonne, the Abbey of Fontfroide is one of the most complete abbey complexes remaining today. The Abbey of Fontfroide is an excellent example of the monastic town prescribed by Saints Benedict and Bernard, in which everything necessary for simple living is accessible within the monastic complex. The various buildings thus provide room for prayer (the church and the cloister), for work (the scriptorium and the gardens) and for rest (the dormitories), as well as food and drink to sustain the monks and lay brothers. The enclosed monastic complex of Fontfroide consists of two main areas: one for monks and one for lay brothers. The section reserved for monks is that nearest the church and the cloisters, while the section for lay brothers is that which opens to the outside world. The abbey buildings are arranged around the flow of water, which was needed for the gardens, the cloisters, the corn mill and the fish ponds. The former outbuildings of the abbey have been completely restored and transformed into a visitors' area that includes a restaurant, a gift shop, and a wine cellar. The restaurant is open the same hours as the monastery. In the cellar, you can taste the Corbières Blanc produced at Fontfroide as well as the Corbières Rouge and the Rosé of St. Julien de Séptieme from the vineyards of the oldest Fontfroide grange which is situated immediately next to the starting point of route D613.
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Théo Blatz
5 months ago
L'endroit est en effet superbe d'autant qu'il est possible de visiter les jardins et la roseraie qui méritent le détour. Je conseille fortement la visite guidée effectuée par un passionné qui vous fera découvrir cette Abbaye à l'histoire singulière car certaines pièces peuvent déconcerter les visiteurs qui pensent visiter une vielle Abbaye simplement conservée depuis des siècles. Attention cependant si vous avez de jeunes enfants, le guide peut se montrer très strict et n'hésite pas à réprimander les visiteurs dissipés.
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Laurie Pujol
6 months ago
nul tout et vide !!!!!! 10 euros avec ou sans guide lamentable visite dure pas plus de 10 mn et chapelle fermer non visitable bonne de voleurs
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Florian VILLAIN
a year ago
Superbe abbaye, très bien conservée. Le cloître est magnifique et le site, au coeur des Corbières, est également très agréable.
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David Castellà
3 years ago
It is a bit expensive, climb a mountain nearby and you will get the same picture
Philippe Senez
4 months ago
Très belle abbaye
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Damien DECAUX
a month ago
Un pèlerin de passage enchanté par les lieux, en heure de fermeture; magique :) , un lieu chargé d'histoire d'une France fière et croyante
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Christophe padié
a year ago
Site superbe, cloitre très beau et église magnifique ...