Abbaye de Fontfroide, Narbonne

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#1 of 586 in Wineries in France
Now a winery, farm, bookstore, and restaurant, Abbaye de Fontfroide is a former Cistercian monastery. The building's facade features classic Gothic style, and the choir has been called the Parthenon of the French Gothic. Examine the ornately carved wooden doors, an elaborate astronomical clock, tapestries from the 15th and 17th centuries, and famous stained-glass windows from the 13th, 14th, and 16th centuries. Some of the stained glass illustrate the elusive transitional stage between the Gothic and Renaissance artistic styles. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Abbaye de Fontfroide by using our Narbonne online driving holiday planner .
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  • No words other than...experience it by yourself and open up to connect with your true nature and divine presence.  more »
  • Thanks to all host, guide and team of the restaurant everything has been perfect throughout the day, a trip in time and history that makes us good lunch was excellent
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  • We eat a Saturday, well presented really good lunch in a superb remake and more one little visit c is a great place
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  • Highly recommended a visit, lovely walk around the beautiful building and gardens and a nice cafe too.
  • Beautiful abbey. Good park around.
  • Very nice place for a quite moment. You can also have a one hour walk closeby.
  • We never tire of visiting Fontfroide. Beautifully restored, there are all kinds of events carried out during the year. Today we visited an annual orchid exhibition with examples from all over the world. But even when there is nothing special on, a visit is a must. The stained glass windows by Richard Burgsthal are wonderful. I advise going late afternoons as the warm light really does show off the sandstone buildings at their best.
  • Very nice abbey and location. We paid 11 euros per adult. This seems a bit steep. Especially since you have to then pay extra to access the fruit and vegetable terrace.

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