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Address: Chemin de Fontfroide | RD 613, 11100, Narbonne, France
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+33 4 68 45 11 08
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Open all year long. Visits, Restaurant, Wines, Concerts...

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Amazing Place to Visit Set in Vineyard Country

The Abbey is a good 2 hour drive from Toulouse. You can only access by car. guided visits and self guided visits with tablets are available. The tablets provide a thorough in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Abbey is a good 2 hour drive from Toulouse. You can only access by car. guided visits and self guided visits with tablets are available. The tablets provide a thorough in the description and explanation of the history and significance of the abbey. You need to visit the Abbey's website to find information on guided visits made available to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A remarkable place with a history that goes back over a millennium ( Google it!) Can't comment on their food, but their wine is pretty good. Nice gardens . I live nearby and will certainly return, to eat next time.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Saved from ruin by a private buyer in 1908, this beautiful abbey has been restored (and embellished a little). It remains in the same family and is open to visitors and often to concerts. The stonework is beautiful, a highlight is the Chapter House and Cloisters. Many of the stained glass windows are replacements. In fact, some of the most... More 

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sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

A little off the beaten track, Abbey Fontfroid is easily reached from Narbonne. We visited in December and were surprised to find the rose garden still pushing out blooms. The Abbey itself is beautifully preserved and the audio guide one of the best I have experienced. A little expensive at €11 - but good value when you take into account... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Close to Narbonne and a little difficult to find, this is a stunning abbey, with lovely cloisters and abbey church. There is a good audio guide available in many languages and it is a highly recommended visit for teh architecture and history. There is also a very interesting garden that is being recreated.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Spent a late morning walking about the abbey and its gardens before lunch at the restaurant. The buildings stepped us back into the past; the gardens were spectacular. Being October everything wasn't in full bloom but gorgeous any way. Really nice walking paths on the grounds.

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Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went when they were having the orchid festival which was beautiful to see but would have more spectacular if we could have seen the place for its true beauty. We would have loved the tour to learn more about the old abbey. The gardens are stunning, very tranquil and could have wandered for hours. This is truly a place... More 

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Davejean
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A verry interesting visit the fantastic architecture the always good exposition and good value for money table with delectable wine made in house. A must

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Montseret, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a truly inspiring place to visit. An old abbey with quite a history, and an interesting aspect, close to some beautiful scenery and excellent wines. A peaceful place where you will mix your experiences.

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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Sunny October visit to this beautiful place. Well kept gardens, including bee hives and insect hotel, pomegranate and quince trees and attractive borders. Superb abbey buildings, a real gem. Lots to see and well worth the trip. Few around so got to enjoy it without crowds. Staff friendly for, dare I say, France! Visit if you're in the area.

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