ABBAYE DE FONTFROIDE

NARBONNE

Last update 15/04/2021

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Description

Founded in 1093, the abbey of Fontfroide in 1145 relates to the Order of Citeaux. She quickly became one of the richest Cistercian abbeys in Europe in 1151 and soon swarms in Catalonia (Poblet).
The abbey is situated in the heart of the Fontfroide Massif which is made up of 4,000 hectares of unspoilt natural landscape. This glorious collection of Cistercian buildings, bathed by the waters of the Fontfroide stream, nestles in the heart of a typically Mediterranean landscape.
During the Albigensian Crusade, Fontfroide stood firm as a bastion of Catholic orthodoxy against the Catharism that it vigorously strove to suppress.

In 1908, after the departure of the monks, the abbey was bought by Gustave and Madeleine Fayet.
Inside the abbey walls, the terraced gardens, planted on the hillsides are open to visitors (depending on the season).
Inside the abbey walls, the terraced gardens, planted on the hillsides are open to visitors (depending on the season).

Spoken languages : German, English, Spanish, Italian

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Opening

From May 15, 2021 to June 30, 2021

Monday
10:00 to 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 to 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 to 18:00
Thursday
10:00 to 18:00
Friday
10:00 to 18:00
Saturday
10:00 to 18:00
Sunday
10:00 to 18:00

From July 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021

Monday
09:30 to 19:00
Tuesday
09:30 to 19:00
Wednesday
09:30 to 19:00
Thursday
09:30 to 19:00
Friday
09:30 to 19:00
Saturday
09:30 to 19:00
Sunday
09:30 to 19:00

From September 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021

Monday
10:00 to 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 to 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 to 18:00
Thursday
10:00 to 18:00
Friday
10:00 to 18:00
Saturday
10:00 to 18:00
Sunday
10:00 to 18:00

From November 1, 2021 to December 24, 2021

Monday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Thursday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Friday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Saturday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Sunday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00

From December 26, 2021 to December 31, 2021

Monday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Thursday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Friday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Saturday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Sunday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00

From March 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022

Monday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Thursday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Friday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Saturday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00
Sunday
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 17:00

Prices

  • Adult full rate : from 12,50€
  • Adult full rate : from 15,00€
  • Rate for children : from 8,00€
  • Rate for children : from 9,50€
  • Students rates : from 9,00€
  • Students rates : from 10,50€
  • Family rate : from 34,00€
  • Family rate : from 41,00€
  • Group rate/adult : from 8,50€
  • Group rate/child : from 4,00€

Payment

  • Credit card
  • Cheques and postal orders (F)
  • Cash
  • Eurocard – Mastercard
  • Money transfers
  • Visa

Equipement & services

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Equipped meeting room
  • Activities with a specific theme
  • Symposium
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Sound and light
  • Shop

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Location

Route départementale 613
11100 NARBONNE
Lat. 43° 7′ 38.9″ – Lon. 2° 53′ 54.46″

Route & access

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