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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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Not only does this abbey have some splendid buildings, there are also delightful gardens, a restaurant and a permanent wine-tasting and vending facility. Unusually, this is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Merles, France
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Merles, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only does this abbey have some splendid buildings, there are also delightful gardens, a restaurant and a permanent wine-tasting and vending facility. Unusually, this is an entirely privately-owned monument. it has been beautifully restored/repaired and a visit is well-supported by informative literature and guides are available. It would be possible to spend a whole day here: 3 hours is... More 

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California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a nice surprise, our group had tickets for the evening event in the church (dress warm!) followed by a 3 course meal in the restaurant on the premises. Plenty of parking. Very dark in the evening (may want to bring a flash light) Great for a day visit too. (Picnic with the family?) Wine tasting available. Recommended MeuterMedia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

abbaye de fontfroide is a lovely place to visit in the narbonne area .the cloister is beautiful. we took a guided tour which was very good. the grounds are well kept. there is a picnic area by the entrance. and a small restaurant inside. and a small shop to buy local products. the place has a place where the babysit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely place to visit any time of the year. There are plenty of events too. Located close to Narbonne.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Having visited Fontfroide on a previous trip, we wanted to return because it is such an entrancing place. The atmosphere is wonderfully calm, and walking through the ancient cloisters, being drawn towards the sound of singing (recorded we found, but no less enticing for that) we entered the plain but beautiful abbey church with its stunning, absolutely glowing stained glass... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Abbaye de Fontfroide is well signposted, and very easy to drive to from Narbonne area. The grounds are extensive and have lots of picnic tables, plus parking in the shade. Entrance fee to the Abbey buildings is E10.80, but the grounds and way marked trails are all free. There is a bar and restaurant with indoor and outside tables, although... More 

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Croton on Hudson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Visited with a group and was impressed by its serene, solitary setting and its rich history. Of particular interest to me were the three sets of stained glass windows: one the medieval traditional one, the one crafted and mixed up from old windows and the very modern by a Korean artist. For feeding hordes of 'Pilgrims' the food and wine... More 

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Magnetic Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The abbaye charges E10.80 per person to get in and go in the gardens. They have a "walkie-talkie" system which you can hire to hear the history or you can grab the leaflet and sit on bench and let your loved one read it to you. It is fascinating because it changed hands so many times with each owner making... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

What a wonderful way to walk of the fantastic lunch served at the Abbey Restaurant... This abbey has been well preserved and presented mostly in its original form. Well worth exploring. We visited in late September and practically had the entire abbey to ourselves.

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We did enjoy this property, but not as much as some of the others that we toured between Narbonne, Perpigan, and Carcassonne. We were disappointed from the start when we arrived at 3:30p and learned that they were no longer serving food. We had traveled from Barcelona that day and were desperate for lunch. We did enjoy the wine tasting... More 

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