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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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Well worth spending a day.

The Abbaye is very well preserved/restored and is surrounde4d by attractive gardens, including spectacular rose garden (in season) and interesting herb garden. There are also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Abbaye is very well preserved/restored and is surrounde4d by attractive gardens, including spectacular rose garden (in season) and interesting herb garden. There are also walks in the grounds, including one to a fine viewpoint. There is a good restaurant on site and the Abbaye produces its own ales which are well worth sampling.

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Melbourne Aust
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A lot to see, although you don't realize it until you get into the interior. Beautiful tranquil gardens. And the restaurant is first-class. Well worth two hours after lunch.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A lovely historic Abbey. Much of the glass has been re made but still worth a look. Small cafe there and like most of France this is the only bit open in the lunch two hours. The name is the cold fountain Abbey and has Cathar history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had a wonderful day here a beautiful building and grounds. Full of wonderful history.We also had the best meal we had during our stay in France!

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Azille, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I visited the abbey and went on the tour, in French - a small group out of season which gave me more time and space to really have a good look and take my time with photos and admiring the beautifully kept buildings and gardens.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Visited now in autumn and spring and equally fascinating, great value entry fee, close to combine with a visit to nearby Narbonne which is a beautiful city.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Really enjoyed the Abbaye, but especially the gardens. I visited primarily to see the Abbaye and the rose garden. The scent of the rose garden greets you before you have fully entered into the rose garden, how wonderful is that. The roses were lovely, and I was so happy to see them, but I do wish they did not spray... More 

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Akersloot, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

At its height this abbey housed up to 250 monks. The tranquil abbey church and beautiful gardens are especially noteworthy.

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Gretna Green, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Notable more for the scale than for anything inside. This large building gives a glimpse of monastic life in the Middle Ages. There are explanatory notices throughout but more could have been done to recreate the life of the monastery. For students of architecture it is an interesting transition from Romanesque to early gothic.the gardens are extensive and the more... More 

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Rye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Real great visit, the abbey and grounds are fantastic, in great condition and the lnformation provided is good. The restaurant is one of the finest I have been to anywhere and although expensive a must if you can.

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Address: 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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