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ABBAYE DE FONTFROIDE

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

  • Founded in 1093 by a few Benedictine monks, Fontfroide was linked in 1145 to the Order of Cîteaux and quickly became one of the most powerful Cistercian abbeys in Christianity. The abbey is located in the heart of the Fontfroide Massif made up of... Founded in 1093 by a few Benedictine monks, Fontfroide was linked in 1145 to the Order of Cîteaux and quickly became one of the most powerful Cistercian abbeys in Christianity. The abbey is located in the heart of the Fontfroide Massif made up of 4000 hectares of unspoiled nature. Bathed by the Fontfroide stream, this sumptuous 12th and 13th century Cistercian complex. is nestled in the heart of a typically Mediterranean landscape. During the Crusade against the Albigensians, it asserted itself as a bastion of Catholic orthodoxy in the face of Catharism. After the monks' last departure in 1901, Gustave and Madeleine Fayet bought it in 1908, restored it, embellished it. Inside, the terraced gardens on the hills are open to visitors. They are labeled Remarkable Gardens and LPO refuge. The abbey offers a new tablet visiting experience for everyone. The last entry is made 30 minutes before closing. July and August, interactive night tour from Tuesday to Friday at 10 p.m. Site closed on 25.12 and 01.01. Advantage (s) Carca 'Pass: - 2.00 € for an adult seat on the tour with paper leaflet or digital tablet available in several languages
  • Spoken languages
    • English
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
  • Bank card
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Cash
  • Rates
  • Adult rate - Free visit
    11.50 €
  • Adult Ticket - Guided Tour
    13.50 €
  • Child rate
    7 €
  • Children's price - guided tour
    9 €
  • Student
    From 8 € to 10 €
  • Family formula
    From 30 € to 38 €
  • Adult group
    From 9 €
  • Group rate for schools
    From 5 €
  • Free
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