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Cloitre de la Cathedrale de Frejus

58 rue de Fleury, 83600 Frejus, France
+33 4 94 51 26 30
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Unique cloister with painted ceiling

I love visiting old cloisters. This one is unique due to its painted ceiling tiles. Each of them... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Raleigh, NC
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The cloister is beautiful - a peaceful oasis just steps away from a busy square. The famous... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2017
Annette M
Calgary, Canada
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The Episcopal buildings of Fréjus comprise the 5th century baptistery, the cathedral, the cloister and the former episcopal palace, which is surrounded by medieval premises. This complex looms at the place of the antique city once founded by Julius Ceasar in 49 BC in the heart of today’s pedestrian town centre. The cloister’s galleries on two levels are covered by a joisting which is decorated with paintings of a bestiary dating from mid-14th century. The richness and the diversity of these designs is unique in Provence. Open: > 1st June to 30th September: from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. > 1st October to 31st May: from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed: > Mondays from October to May. > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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“ceiling” (5 reviews)
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58 rue de Fleury, 83600 Frejus, France
+33 4 94 51 26 30
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

I love visiting old cloisters. This one is unique due to its painted ceiling tiles. Each of them represent magical creatures, or saints or animals. Definitely worth a visit, even if the 6 Euro price seems a little high.

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Reviewed July 14, 2017

The cloister is beautiful - a peaceful oasis just steps away from a busy square. The famous painted ceiling is very cool, and it is easy to imagine what it would have been like before time and the elements took their toll.

Thank Annette M
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Not bad price to get in and teenagers get in for free. Not much to read unless you know french. Very small but we'll preserved. But have to go out and around the corner to access the cathedral which is currently being renevated

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed March 21, 2017

If you enjoy history with Roman Flare, then you will enjoy seeing Cathedral, Clositers, baptistery, amphitheatre, Saint Leonce de Frejus, the town square etc See all for six euroland can be done in a day, most attractions close at 4:30

1  Thank Debra E
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a beautiful example of an early Christian Cathedral. I haven't taken the tour so I cannot vouch for the knowledge imparted about the carvings on the beams, but it's an enjoyable visit and the church is lovely. For those in need there are...More

1  Thank TheFvo
Reviewed January 14, 2016

I thought Fréjus would be an experience but there wasn't much to see. We planned to see 2 things here: teh church with the cloister and the arena. The medieval architecture of the church and the cloister was indeed nice to see. You can visit...More

1  Thank Eva M
Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

The cloitre is small but well kept, located in the middle of the old Frejus, next to the Cathedral. If you are touring that part of the city it would be a shame not to go. I enjoyed it a lot.

Thank JulzMP
Reviewed September 2, 2015

this is worth a visit if only to see the beautiful carved wood work and ceilings absolutely fantastic ,the guide even though we ended up on a French tour was courteous and threw a little English in and the doors at the entrance are unbelievable...More

Thank Tezza1951
Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you enjoy the mystery of past decades, then you will love walking the cobbled path of this fascinating Cathedral area

Thank Carol Anne M
Reviewed July 10, 2015

Like many hypocrites, I detest religion, but adore the buildings that religion inspired. Frejus Cathedral and its cloisters are breathtaking. The wooden vaulting in the beautiful and peaceful cloister is made of pine - very rare in ecclesiastical architecture - and contains small late medieval...More

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