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

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Worth seeing, probably at its best in summer.

Saved from ruin by a private buyer in 1908, this beautiful abbey has been restored (and embellished a little). It remains in the same family and is open to visitors and often to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mikey1304
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saved from ruin by a private buyer in 1908, this beautiful abbey has been restored (and embellished a little). It remains in the same family and is open to visitors and often to concerts. The stonework is beautiful, a highlight is the Chapter House and Cloisters. Many of the stained glass windows are replacements. In fact, some of the most... More 

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

A little off the beaten track, Abbey Fontfroid is easily reached from Narbonne. We visited in December and were surprised to find the rose garden still pushing out blooms. The Abbey itself is beautifully preserved and the audio guide one of the best I have experienced. A little expensive at €11 - but good value when you take into account... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Close to Narbonne and a little difficult to find, this is a stunning abbey, with lovely cloisters and abbey church. There is a good audio guide available in many languages and it is a highly recommended visit for teh architecture and history. There is also a very interesting garden that is being recreated.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Spent a late morning walking about the abbey and its gardens before lunch at the restaurant. The buildings stepped us back into the past; the gardens were spectacular. Being October everything wasn't in full bloom but gorgeous any way. Really nice walking paths on the grounds.

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Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We went when they were having the orchid festival which was beautiful to see but would have more spectacular if we could have seen the place for its true beauty. We would have loved the tour to learn more about the old abbey. The gardens are stunning, very tranquil and could have wandered for hours. This is truly a place... More 

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Davejean
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

A verry interesting visit the fantastic architecture the always good exposition and good value for money table with delectable wine made in house. A must

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Montseret, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a truly inspiring place to visit. An old abbey with quite a history, and an interesting aspect, close to some beautiful scenery and excellent wines. A peaceful place where you will mix your experiences.

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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Sunny October visit to this beautiful place. Well kept gardens, including bee hives and insect hotel, pomegranate and quince trees and attractive borders. Superb abbey buildings, a real gem. Lots to see and well worth the trip. Few around so got to enjoy it without crowds. Staff friendly for, dare I say, France! Visit if you're in the area.

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KEY WEST
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

This is an amazing place. Out of the way, austere, it makes you realize what life was like and what faith was about. Located in a beautiful site, well worth the stop if you are in the neighborhood.

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Peopleton, Worcestershire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

This is well worth a visit. The tablet computer which you can use as a guide is excellent telling you the history of the place and providing extra pictures to help your understanding. We visited in October when the gardens were probably not at their best but still worth visiting.

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