MathildeHK at Fontfroide Abbey – Les Corbieres, France

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Fontfroide Abbey, Narbonne, picture@abbayedeFontfroide and picture@mathildeHK

In the heart of the Corbieres region, between olive tries and lavender, the Ancient Abbey of Fontfroide was founded in 1093 by the cistercian order and became a very wealthy structure since the XII th century. From the black plague in 1348 to the XIX th century, the buildings and gardens were more less abandoned and had lost their wealth. In 1908, Gustave Fayet, artist, museum curator and art collector, bought the place and went through a huge renovation process. It is still into private hands. Today, his descendants continue with the same passion maintenance of the monastery.

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Fontfroide Abbey, XVIII th century baroque sculpture and Renaissance door, picture@MathildeHK

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The classic courtyard and the XVII TH and XVIII th century embellishments, picture@MathildeHK and picture@fontfroideabbey

Going to Fontfroide : hotel rooms, wine cellars, visits

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The abbey is open daily except December 25 and January 1.

Opening Hours  Last entry 30 min. before
closing – Visit with tablet: last entry 1:30 before closing

1 November – 31 March: 10:00 to 12:30 / 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1st April to June, 30: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
July 1 – August 31: 9:30 to 7:00 p.m.
September 1 – October 31: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

> Hours tours

RATES (+ Abbey Gardens)

OPEN HOUSE
– Full Price: 10 € 80
– Reduced rate (student – 25 and PMR with proof): 7 € 80
– Children Price (6-18 years): 6 € 80
– Family package (2 adults + 2 children) : 29 € 00

GUIDED TOUR
Family package (2 adults + 2 children): 35 € 00

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