Abbey Fontfroide (Abbaye de Fontfroide)

Abbey Fontfroide (Abbaye de Fontfroide)

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Abbey Fontfroide (Abbaye de Fontfroide)
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route D613, Narbonne
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City
Narbonne

Attraction info

Fontfroide Abbey or l'Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Fontfroide is a former Cistercian monastery in France, situated 15 kilometers south-west of Narbonne near to the Spanish border.

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Lovely Abbey, nice afternoon

Beautiful Abbey. We visited on the weekend of the flower festival (the first weekend of May each year I think) and there were activities and markets in the Abbey. The flower markets were extraordinary and the boys enjoyed the calligraphy lessons which were available (these were only on as it was the flower festival). The building itself is stunning, the cloister particularly beautiful. There are well tended gardens that by two boys enjoyed wandering through and looking at the flowers and fish in the ponds.
Cafe is expensive and own food is discouraged (ie picnic in the gardens is not allowed) but you can easily take snacks and eat them as you are wandering the gardens.
I'd go if you are in the area as it really is very lovely and worth a few hours of your time.

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I visited
May, 2015
I visited with kids aged:
  • 3-5 years
  • 6-9 years
I would recommend for kids aged:
  • 3-5
  • 6-9
  • 10-14
  • 15+
I'm from
Australia and New Zealand

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What I liked
  • Parenting room/facilities
  • Room to move and play
What I didn't like
  • Own food not permitted
  • Periods of quiet/no talking allowed (e.g. tours etc)
  • Water Hazards

Managing the budget

Adults pay but free for kids aged to
18
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