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Fontfroide Abbey

Religious site

Presentation

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).

Fontfroide Abbey
Route départementale 613 NARBONNE 11100
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Openning Time(s)

From the 26/12/2023 to the 31/12/2023
MondayClosed
Tuesday10:00 - 12:3013:30 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 12:3013:30 - 17:00
Thurday10:00 - 12:3013:30 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 12:3013:30 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 12:3013:30 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 12:3013:30 - 17:00
From the 02/01/2024 to the 07/01/2024
Monday10:00 - 12:3013:30 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 12:3013:30 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 12:3013:30 - 17:00
Thurday10:00 - 12:3013:30 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 12:3013:30 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 12:3013:30 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 12:3013:30 - 17:00
From the 15/01/2024 to the 31/03/2024
Monday10:30 - 17:00
Tuesday10:30 - 17:00
Wednesday10:30 - 17:00
Thurday10:30 - 17:00
Friday10:30 - 17:00
Saturday10:30 - 17:00
Sunday10:30 - 17:00
From the 01/04/2024 to the 30/06/2024
Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thurday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
From the 01/07/2024 to the 31/08/2024
Monday09:30 - 19:30
Tuesday09:30 - 19:30
Wednesday09:30 - 19:30
Thurday09:30 - 19:30
Friday09:30 - 19:30
Saturday09:30 - 19:30
Sunday09:30 - 19:30
From the 01/09/2024 to the 31/10/2024
Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thurday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
From the 01/11/2024 to the 23/12/2024
Monday10:30 - 17:00
Tuesday10:30 - 17:00
Wednesday10:30 - 17:00
Thurday10:30 - 17:00
Friday10:30 - 17:00
Saturday10:30 - 17:00
Sunday10:30 - 17:00
From the 26/12/2024 to the 31/12/2024
Monday10:30 - 17:00
Tuesday10:30 - 17:00
Wednesday10:30 - 17:00
Thurday10:30 - 17:00
Friday10:30 - 17:00
Saturday10:30 - 17:00
Sunday10:30 - 17:00
From the 02/01/2025 to the 07/01/2025
Monday10:30 - 17:00
Tuesday10:30 - 17:00
Wednesday10:30 - 17:00
Thurday10:30 - 17:00
Friday10:30 - 17:00
Saturday10:30 - 17:00
Sunday10:30 - 17:00

Spoken language(s)

  • French
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Labels

  • Classé aux monuments historiques
  • Jardins remarquables
  • Pays Cathare
  • Qualité Tourisme
  • Qualité Tourisme Occitanie Sud de France
  • Vignobles et Découvertes

Practical information

  • Group allowed (50 maximum people)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Service deliveries

Equipment

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Equipped meeting room

Amenities

  • Shop

Activities

  • Activities with a specific theme
  • Workshop for children
  • Symposium
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions
PricesMinimum price
(in €)
Maximum price
(in €)
Adult full rate-14€
Adult full rate-17.5€
Rate for children-10€
Rate for children-12€
Family rate-42€
Family rate-51€
Group rate/adult11.5€14€

Payment method

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

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