Jul-Aug: 9.30am-7pm (+ late night opening 10pm-midnight Tue-Fri); Apr-Jun and Sep-Oct: 10am-6pm; Nov-Mar: 10am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-5pm - closed 1 Jan, 25 Dec
In the Corbières hinterland, the abbey buildings of Fontfroide were mainly erected in the 12C-13C and represent the apogee of the Cistercian style, enhanced by fine 20C stained-glass windows. The cloister is very elegant and the church is large yet well proportioned. The monastic buildings were extensively reworked in the 17C-18C. The setting is delightful, with floral courtyards and superb gardens including a rose garden. The whole thing is one splendid work of art.