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Address: Chemin de Fontfroide | RD 613, 11100, Narbonne, France
Phone Number: +33 4 68 45 11 08

Open all year long. Visits, Restaurant, Wines, Concerts...

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Evening visit

We went tot he evening visit for the light show. It was wonderful - very atmospheric and beautiful. Well worth the trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Val R
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Like the vast majority of historical places in France, this place is totally devoid of furniture and a little lacking in atmosphere so you have to use your imagination to piece together how it once looked. However in saying that, for me this was one of the better examples of historic Abbeys in France. We opted for the ever popular... More 

Thank Max B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went tot he evening visit for the light show. It was wonderful - very atmospheric and beautiful. Well worth the trip.

Thank Val R
Bern, Switzerland
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The abbey is so beautiful. The different buildings are nicely built, and the stones they used have a warm hue. It's very romantic. Lovely garden too. We had a Gazpacho (cold soup) at the abbey's restaurant, which was refreshing. You can purchase the abbey wine too.

Thank Fenugreek12
Paris, France
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fontfroide Abbey or l'Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Fontfroide is a former Cistercian monastery in France, situated 15 kilometers south-west of Narbonne near to the Spanish border. It was founded in 1093 by the Viscount of Narbonne, but remained poor and obscure until in 1144 it affiliated itself to the Cistercian reform movement. Shortly afterwards the Count of Barcelona gave it the... More 

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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Barely 20 minutes drive from Narbonne, this abbey is definitely worth a visit. A nice building with some interesting gardens etc. They also make and sell their own wine.

Thank ShuttleTydirium
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Fontfroide a couple of weeks ago and drove from Narbonne, where we were staying. Very easy o find and quite close. It was gorgeous. It is a sight to see and set in the middle of vineyards with its own lovely grounds and rose gardens. The visit is well signposted and you are directed round with a great... More 

Thank judithmartinshem
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very much looking forward to the visit to this special monastery! The kids, 12 and 14 years old, were "pursuaded" to come along as we wanted them to learn about the history and function of the monastery. We signed up for the guided tour in French as we are all bilingual, the kids have been in French school... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped off here on the way back from carcassonne to Narbonne. Very picturesque. The restaurant, abbey and grounds are all very nice. The gardens are very well laid out. The abbey is in good condition. You can still smell the drink in the near empty cellar. Nice way to spend an hour.

Thank MDowning1973
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see place. We drove from Limoux to get here (over an hour) and are SO glad we did. The abbey is beautifully preserved, with the most gorgeous cloisters and church. There's a good guide to give you pointers when walking around, and I had a great time taking photos of anything and everything I could find.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This abbey is a particularly well preserved and well presented abbey in a country with beautiful old abbeys to spare. My husband and I really enjoyed our visit here en route from Carcassone to Avignon. I can't add much beyond what others have said except to offer two pieces of advice: wear decent walking shoes, as the exit takes you... More 

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