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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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A must visit

From the abbey, through the garden, the wines and to the excellent restaurant this site is well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gstutsel
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Canberra, Australia
Not to be missed!

Visited on 30th July 2018 with my boyfriend as we were staying in Narbonne. It was an absolutley... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mollie S
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Open all year long. Visits, Restaurant, Wines, Concerts...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rose garden” (32 reviews)
“guided tour” (17 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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"rose garden"
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"guided tour"
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"beautiful abbey"
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"wine tasting"
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"on site"
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"self guided"
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"stained glass windows"
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"set menu"
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"two hours"
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"cathar region"
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"la table"
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"well worth the trip"
in 3 reviews
"for sale"
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"worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"interesting history"
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"per adult"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the abbey, through the garden, the wines and to the excellent restaurant this site is well worth spending the best part of a day visiting.

Thank gstutsel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 30th July 2018 with my boyfriend as we were staying in Narbonne. It was an absolutley beautiful day out, we arived at lunch time so started the trip with a meal we ordered off the set menu which was worth it for the...More

1  Thank Mollie S
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Fontfroide (Cold Water) Abbey is a beautiful medieval abbey which was extensively “renovated” (or reinterpreted!) in the early 20th century. The medieval abbey itself is stunning in its austerity and is a fantastic example of its kind. The 20th century additions add much of the...More

2  Thank Babyalmie
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Overpriced and disappointing. It was a shame as this place has the potential to be a real gem, but they have missed so many opportunities to impress us. At €11.50 each we felt it was expensive compared to some of the other monuments we had...More

1  Thank davidcclark
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Well worth the visit. I am in awe of the architectural and engineering skills. Beautiful rose gardens.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

It's a pity so many tourists see Notre Dame in Paris, but miss out on this abbey. While not as colorful or populated as Notre Dame (and severely lacking gargoyles), the grounds and buildings here are worth a couple of hours of your time. Bring...More

2  Thank verdancylive
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great afternoon visit. The history of this place is incredible. If you have half a day go for it.

Thank Jean Yves L
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Abbey,very wheelchair friendly,lovely Resturant and snack bar...The Abbey was wonderful well worth the visit.....Staff all very nice and helpful,shop full of lovely goodies only 11.50euros each to get in,you can get a guided tour or headphones and pre recorded tape we did it at...More

1  Thank Gordon B
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Really awesome place!!! to see what they built so many years ago is amazing!! the architecture is gorgeous and the place peaceful! you can even try the wine they make on the property!

Thank Fred862014
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the abbaye in a cloudy cold spring day but despite the weathet the buildings were splendid. We visited it with 2 young children that got bored soon and they did not let us spending more time reading and enjoying the visit. The place...More

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cnorms
24 May 2018|
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Hello, as far as I know there isn't such possibility. We rented a car and drove there on our own. I can really recommend it.
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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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