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It is all about the paintings on the beams

The only reason to pay to go is to see the artwork on the wooden beams. About 50% of the small... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
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, North Carolina
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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...more
58 rue de Fleury, 83600 Frejus, France
+33 4 94 51 26 30
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

This cloister, attached to Frejus Cathedral is a beautiful cool place to visit. Of special note is the painting of each small panel of the ceiling on the ground floor. Each panel is a different figure. There is also a movie to watch about how...More

Thank Thomas6449
Reviewed December 6, 2017

The only reason to pay to go is to see the artwork on the wooden beams. About 50% of the small paintings are very easy to see, 30% harder to see, and 20% gone or very faded. We loved it but were surprised by the...More

Thank DachK
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.

Thank claude_monnier
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

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