ABBAYE DE FONTFROIDE

Historic site and monument ,  Gothic ,  Roman ,  Abbey, Priory, Abbey church at Narbonne

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  • Founded in 1093 by Benedictine monks, Fontfroide is linked in 1145 to the Order of Citeaux and quickly became one of the most powerful Cistercian abbeys of Christendom. The abbey is located in the heart of the Massif de Fontfroide consisting of 4000 hectares of untouched nature. Bathed by the brook Fontfroide, this sumptuous Cistercian ensemble of the 12th and 13th century. is nestled in the heart of a typically Mediterranean landscape. During the Crusade against the Albigensians, it became a bastion of Catholic Orthodoxy against Catharism. After the last monks' departure in 1901, Gustave and Madeleine Fayet bought it in 1908, restored it and embellished it. Inside, the terraced gardens on the hills are open to visitors. They are labeled Gardens Remarkable and refuge LPO. The abbey offers a new experience of tablet visit for all. The last entry is 30 minutes before closing. July and August, interactive night tour from Tuesday to Friday at 22 H. Site closed on 25.12 and 01.01. Advantage (s) Carca 'Pass: - 2.00 € for an adult seat on the visit with digital tablet or with leaflet
  • Spoken languages
    • de*
    • English
    • es*
    • it*
Services
  • Activities
    • Special theme activity
    • Symposia
    • Lectures
    • Temporary exhibitions
    • Sound and light show
  • Accessibility
    • Mobility impaired
      • Pratiquement toute l’abbaye est accessible, sauf le dortoir des convers à l’étage et les jardins en terrasses. Des rampes permettent d’accéder à toutes les autres salles. Une dépose minute est disponible en haut du parking afin de faciliter l’accès à l’accueil. Un tarif réduit est accordé aux PMR. Des places ‘handicapés’ sont prévues sur le parking. Si pratiquement toutes les salles sont accessibles, le déplacement en fauteuil peut parfois se révéler difficile, en raison des gravillons situés dans les cours extérieures et le pavement ancien du cloître. Des projets d’aménagement sont prévus afin d’améliorer l’accès.
  • Equipment
    • Bar
    • Boutiques
    • bus parking
    • Public toilets
  • Services
    • Bar/refreshment booth
    • Boutique
    • Kennel
    • Non-guided tour
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Carte bancaire
  • Chèques bancaires et postaux
  • Espèces
Openings
  • From January 1, 2020
    until March 31, 2020
  • From April 1, 2020
    until July 1, 2020
  • From July 2, 2020
    until August 31, 2020
  • From September 1, 2020
    until October 31, 2020
  • From November 1, 2020
    until December 31, 2020
  • Monday
    12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday
    12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday
    12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday
    9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Monday
    6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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2 comments
Excellent
  • Magnifique

    Lieu magnifique, chargé d'histoire et apaisant dans les jardins

  • Super

    Magnifique endroit, très bien restauré et une guide qui a su nous transporter aux travers des siècles. À voir