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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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The home of the second Pope - the competitor to Avignon

A beautiful old building with plenty of guided tours. (Always the best choice to find out the most!) It is easy to imagine the old fashioned religous orders in the Abbey, but the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Iain S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A beautiful old building with plenty of guided tours. (Always the best choice to find out the most!) It is easy to imagine the old fashioned religous orders in the Abbey, but the architecture is stunning. Also used for a variety of fayres and musical interludes. Worth multiple visits!

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Carcassonne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Got the lot! Ate well there, reasonably priced as I recall and an interesting site and gardens to walk around. Well worth the visit. Wine is excellent too, you'll want to come home with a few bottles as well ;-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Well worth a visit to this ancient masterpiece which was built in a hidden location thanks to ample supplies of water wood and stone. Beautifully restored.o

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

A fascinating experience of a Benedictne monastery. Very quiet and peaceful. Worth a visit. Gives you a real understanding of monastic life.

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Merles, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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 November 5, 2015

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 October 31, 2015

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 October 27, 2015

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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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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