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Abbaye de Fontfroide

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Address: Chemin de Fontfroide | RD 613, 11100 Narbonne, France
Phone Number: +33 4 68 45 11 08
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Description: Open all year long. Visits, Restaurant, Wines, Concerts...

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Lovely Abbaye, but the gardens and the grounds make it specia; gets better and better

The Abbaye itself is lovely; there's an opportunity for a guided tour or self-guided (or at least on the last few occasions I have visited). There is some lovely architecture to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Abbaye itself is lovely; there's an opportunity for a guided tour or self-guided (or at least on the last few occasions I have visited). There is some lovely architecture to discover and lovely court-yards and cloisters with lovely planting or maybe the odd interesting piece of art-work. There's plenty to see as you wander round at a leisurely pace.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is just beautiful and incredibly well maintained. This was definitely the best Abbaye we visited in France and possibly the highlight of things we saw in the South-West in general.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very nice experience - both the abbaye, the gardens and the surroundings - use 2 hours. Cheap tickets

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Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We warmly recommend a visit to the abbey of Fontfroide for the following reasons : One : well preserved cistercian abbey. The abbey of Fontfroide was founded at the end of the eleventh century. The monks joined the cistercian order in 1146. The bulk of the monastic buildings erected between the end of the twelfth and the start of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Even jet-lagged and new to driving in Europe, we could not have been more pleased with our visit. The grounds are lovely. The restaurant is wonderful. It was the perfect beginning to a delightful vacation.

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Woking, Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited at 5pm on a hot day in July. Plenty of time to take a self- guided walk around this beautiful abbey and grounds. The cloisters are very peaceful, the chapel with it's colourful stained glass windows is very lovely and the terraced gardens are well maintained and offer stunning views of the abbey buildings below. There is a... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lovely abbey with fantastic gardens but really not family friendly. The restaurant is very expensive and the baby change facilities were closed. When we visited there was an orchestra practicing in several rooms and they were blocked off and couldn't be accessed. I have a five year old and a baby and we were made to feel very unwelcome and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

3 of us had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch. We did not have a reservation but managed to get a table on a Saturday in high season. The service was good, the food & wine great. Did not enter the Abbey itself due to the entrance charge and being short on time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A nice day out. Friendly, attentive service and delicious lunch at sensible price. Well preserved historical buildings with informative leaflet. Nice gardens with varied foliage and flowering plants, fountains and steps. Overall, a nice place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The visit will probably last a couple of hours (guided tours only and in French - although you get an English audio guide, which is rather brief compared to the French commentary). The Abbey is lovely, and they have wine you can buy from their own vineyard and a restaurant if you want to extend your visit.

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Additional Information about Abbaye de Fontfroide

Address: Chemin de Fontfroide | RD 613, 11100 Narbonne, France
Phone Number: +33 4 68 45 11 08
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Aude  >  Narbonne

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