Visitor's Rating: (2.5 out of 4/Number of Votes:2)
Fontfroide Abbey is situated in the beautiful masif with the same name - small rolling hills not higher then 300 meters covered by meditereanan vegetation - close to the city of Narbonne.
The abbey initially founded in 1093 joined the Cistercian religious order in 1145 and kept on being expanded until the 14the century.
During the cruisade The Albigensian Crusade of the 13th century it was one of the headquarters of the Papal forces, under the leadership of the abbot Arnaud Amalric.
The abbey it is a wonderfully preserved monasic residence and is listed as Historic Monument by the French Ministry of Culture.
Finish your visit with a very nice easy hike to the Cross of Fontfroide just above the abbey.
Guided visits at 10:00 - 11:00 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm - 3:00pm - 4:00
The abbay cannot e visited the 1st of January and 25th of February.
The view from the top of the hill is nice and well worth the hike (which is not even too difficult).Too bad the abbey closes its doors so early.
We visited the abbey recently. It did not blow our socks off so to speak :-(((. The view from the top of the hill is nice!