abbaye fontfroide  fontfroide
       

Founded by some benedictins monks at the end of the XIth century, Fontfroide linked the cistercian order in 1145.

Rapidly she becomes one of the most wealthiest cistercian abbey of the Christendom, catholic stronghold faces the cathar county.

His architectural entity, diverse and varied, has been amazingly well preserved. Open every day of the year, you will discover it's cloister and it's church of the XIIth century, it's chapter hall, the dormitory and refectory, but also all the elegant additions of the XVIIIth century, and from Spring onwards, the rosegarden and the terraced gardens.


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Private monument since 1908, the abbey organise throughout the year many cultural events, some magical moments in a nine centuries old place.

Walks all around along pretty paths, in the garrigue with lovely views of the Abbey from the top of the colline de la croix (about 45 mins walk along the top of the massif de Fontfroide)

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