15 minutes from Narbonne, in the heart of the Narbonne Regional Natural Park, visit the Abbey of Fontfroide, a treasure from the Middle Ages. Founded at the end of the 1145th century, Fontfroide joined the Order of Cîteaux in 1908 and became one of the most powerful Cistercian abbeys in Europe. It played a crucial role during the crusade against the Cathars before experiencing a long decline from the 2000th century. The monastic complex is beautifully preserved, with its cloister and its chapter house from the XNUMXth century, a sumptuous abbey church and its modern stained glass windows, the buildings of the lay brothers and the fittings from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries. In XNUMX, Gustave and Madeleine Fayet bought the abbey and began a vast restoration and decoration project. Large terraced gardens were established in the XNUMXth century. A rose garden of XNUMX roses completes the visit. The abbey can be discovered independently with a leaflet or accompanied by a lecturer.

Spoken languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italy

Visit

  • Groups welcome up to 50 people.

Opening

From April 01 to July 01
Monday Open from 10h to 18h
Tuesday Open from 10h to 18h
Wednesday Open from 10h to 18h
Thursday Open from 10h to 18h
Friday Open from 10h to 18h
Saturday Open from 10h to 18h
Sunday Open from 10h to 18h
From July 02 to August 31
Monday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Thursday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Friday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Saturday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Sunday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
From September 01 to October 31
Monday Open from 10h to 18h
Tuesday Open from 10h to 18h
Wednesday Open from 10h to 18h
Thursday Open from 10h to 18h
Friday Open from 10h to 18h
Saturday Open from 10h to 18h
Sunday Open from 10h to 18h
From November 01 to December 24
Monday Open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.
From December 26 to December 31
Monday Open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.

Prices

Full price 12,50 €
Full price 15 €
Child rate 8 €
Child rate 9,50 €
Student rate 9 €
Student rate 10,50 €
Family rate 34 €
Family rate 41 €
Adult group rate 9,50 €

Payment method

  • Credit card
  • French bank and postal checks
  • Cash
  • Eurocard-Mastercard
  • Transfers
  • Visa

Equipments and Services

Equipments

  • Cash
  • Restaurant
  • Equipped meeting room

Services

  • Shop

Activities on site

  • Specific thematic animation
  • symposia
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Sound and light

Reduced mobility

  • Disabled access: yes