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Abbaye de Fontfroide

Chemin de Fontfroide | Rd 613, 11100, Narbonne, France
+33 4 68 45 11 08
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Nice place for a walk in the sun taking in history

The Abbey is a well preserved ancient building in the countryside outside of Narbonne. The grounds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan P
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Carcassonne Center, France
Fantastic spiritual spot

The age of the place says a lot... If you are ever near here do not hesitate. Cool cloisters and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Findlay R
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Open all year long. Visits, Restaurant, Wines, Concerts...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“rose garden” (30 reviews)
“guided tour” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Chemin de Fontfroide | Rd 613, 11100, Narbonne, France
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+33 4 68 45 11 08

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Abbey is a well preserved ancient building in the countryside outside of Narbonne. The grounds are pretty and it make an interesting and pleasant place for a walk in the sunshine. There is easy parking on-site and beautiful countryside all around.

Thank Alan P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The age of the place says a lot... If you are ever near here do not hesitate. Cool cloisters and beautiful walks. Bring a book and relax.

Thank Findlay R
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The abbey is touted (sorry, advertised) widely as one of the top tourist attractions in the area, so, to be honest, my expectation wasn't too high. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Everything about the place is very well presented and, obviously, a lot of effort...More

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Fontfroide, Responsable relations clients at Abbaye de Fontfroide, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Dear soul_man_dave, thanks for your visit and your commentary. Next time you have to test our english audio-guide, now also available with a special 'kids' app ! Kind regards,

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We visited the place on a Monday and it was well worth it. The monastery has a beautiful garden and also the interior is worth seeing. I recommend to take the audio guide when you don't speak French.

1  Thank HubertusM
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Fontfroide, Responsable relations clients at Abbaye de Fontfroide, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Dear HubertusM, thanks a lot for your visit ! If you want to re listen the english explanations, you can also download our app on the Apple and Google Store. Kind regards,

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Our visit to Abbaye de Fontfroide was in October with a group of friends. After a brief history presentation, we enjoyed a walking tour of the buildings and grounds aided by the visitor's guide. But the unexpected bonus was our group had arranged for a...More

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Fontfroide, Responsable relations clients at Abbaye de Fontfroide, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Dear WaterBuffalo2, thank you so much for your visit and your comment ! Next time you have to follow a 'Nocturne', our summer night show ! Kind regards,

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

We have owned a holiday home in the area for years, but never got round to visiting, mostly because we thought you had to follow a guided tour in French. In fact, you can go around on your own with a leaflet or with an...More

1  Thank Pip T
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to this historical place. You can easily spend two hours here. The surroundings are very clean and perfectly taken care of. The only thing we missed was a more complete information about all the buildings. We didn't try the digital...More

Thank Tor K
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely afternoon spent at the Abbey and walking around the grounds. It is pricey at €11 for an adult but worth it as soon as you step inside the grounds. If you have young babies, I would highly recommend using a sling/baby carrier, so you...More

Thank J3nny1982
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Took a taxi to get there but it was worth it. What a beautiful place. You get a wonderful glimpse of a medieval abbey. The rose garden must be lovely in summer and I would like to revisit to see this. The story of the...More

Thank jeanann1485
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful buildings and amazing gardens. The rose garden is particularly wonderful. Ponds with goldfish and both a Sharon Fruit and Pomegranate trees. Several lovely walks in the grounds and some that God further afield too. Would definitely recommend you visit.

Thank Stephen G
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TobyT03
8 September 2017|
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Response from Fontfroide | Property representative |
Hi TobyT03 ! The opening hours are online on our website. In September we are open from 10:00 to 18:00. Kind regards,
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Lordoise
20 March 2017|
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Response from Fontfroide | Property representative |
The road to Fontfroide is very nice ! But between Narbonne and Fontfroide there is a road where cars drive where fastly and I never will cycling there. Perhaps the best thing to do is to put your cycle on the car, drive to... More
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KBaird6
29 August 2016|
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Response from Banksy594 | Reviewed this property |
The answer from Gillian sums it all up really ,although there is a small hotel in St Andre de Roquelongue which is only 2 miles away from the Abbey....do look up online or call them re opening times as it does vary even in... More
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