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FONTFROIDE ABBEY

NARBONNE

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Cathar CountryQualité Tourisme Occitanie Sud de FranceQualité TourismeVignobles et DécouvertesSite Pays Cathare

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).

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Reception :

Open

  • 02 January 2019 to 31 March 2019
    From 10:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 17:00
  • 01 April 2019 to 30 June 2019
    From 10:00
  • 01 July 2019 to 31 August 2019
    From 09:30
  • 01 September 2019 to 31 October 2019
    From 10:00
  • 01 November 2019 to 24 December 2019
    From 10:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 17:00
  • 26 December 2019 to 31 December 2019
    From 10:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 17:00

Rates, Methods of payment

  • Basic rate-Adult full rate : 11.50 €
  • Basic rate-Adult full rate : 13.50 €
  • Rate for children : 7.00 €
  • Rate for children : 9.00 €
  • Students rates : 8.00 €
  • Students rates : 10.00 €
  • Rate for large families : 30.00 €
  • Rate for large families : 38.00 €
  • Grown-ups group : 8.50 €
  • Child group rate : 4.00 €
  • Debit card
  • Bank and postal cheques
  • Cash
  • Visa

Equipments and Services on site

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Equipped meeting room
  • Shop
  • Disabled reception
  • Coach parking
  • Unguided individual visits
  • Individual guided tours
  • Unguided group visits
  • Group guided tours
  • Groups accepted