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Abbaye de Fontcaude

Closes in 10 min: 10:00 - 12:00, 14:30 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 12:00, 14:30 - 17:30
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Not much to see, but worth a trip for the ambience and sense of tranquillity. The surrounding... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Janet G

Came across this fantastic site by accident! A low-key but sensitively restored former Norbertine... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Donal M
Waterford, Ireland
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21 Nov 2017
3 Oct 2016
n the heart of a shelf of scrublands, the valley of Fontcaude shelters asacred spring where canons established themselves in 1154. Perfectlyrestored, the abbey is a jewel of the Romanesque art in Languedoc.Abbey church, convent, museum of...more
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Hameau de Fontcaude | Cazedarnes, 34460, Beziers, France
+33 4 67 38 23 85
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 May 2014

This 12th century Abbaye was ruined after the Revolution. It has been restored to what it is today. It has a lovely Roman Abbaye, cloister, a small room which contained the Mill and part of the grinding stone is there, and a museum. It is...More

2  Thank Picky_1_Traveller
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 June 2014

This abbey was recommended in much local Langudoc literature, and is well signposted from far away. We arrived down a narrow lane and walked through to the abbey. Unfortunately when we got there, a notice on the locked door said "back in five minutes". Unfortunately...More

2  Thank littlespiglet
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Not much to see, but worth a trip for the ambience and sense of tranquillity. The surrounding village is tranquil. With going when there is a concert

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Came across this fantastic site by accident! A low-key but sensitively restored former Norbertine abbey hidden from the world in a small village in the middle of vineyards. The location is wonderfully picturesque and the buildings do give a very good impression of what a...More

Thank Donal M
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I discovered the Abbaye de Fontcaude when out on a cycle trip on my mountain bike and had no idea what I had stumbled upon initially. It is situated in a tiny little village (about 10 to 15 houses built next to it) and is...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

This lovely abbey is off the beaten track but well worth a visit. Its ancient walls have seen the passage of many pilgrims over centuries. It is tiny but has great presence and gives a feel for monastic life. Whilst the cloisters are in ruin,...More

Thank Peter and Naomi B
Reviewed 8 April 2016

A lovely calm, clean retreat off the main road and well worth the detour. Ample free parking it is set in beautiful countryside with a lovely walk round the buildings which instil a feeling of calm and serenity

Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We hiked to Abbaye de Fontcaude from Cazedarnes arriving just in time for it to be opened at 2:30. (Often figuring out when things are open is one of the interesting challenges of a holiday in France). There is a charge to visit the Abbey...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 15 September 2015

7km from Cazoule-Les-Beziers up the D14, a little out of the way and hidden from view, and seldom visited I think, this is a place with history. The Abbey was a ruin, and is being restored, they have done well to get it to this...More

Thank 126iana
Reviewed 19 August 2015

No big cloisters and most of the abbey is ruined. It is a small abbey with interesting displays. A bit off the tourist track but worth a quick visit.

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Hidden in a hollow in the hills, Fontcaude is atmospheric and beautiful. The Eastern end of the church is still there, along with some of the cloister buildings and workshop. Exhibition in workshop has an interesting collection of artifacts, including some medieval music and the...More

Thank ca104
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

A lovely drive through the scenic countryside brings you to this abbey. Located on the path of the pilgrims, it has been lovingly restored in parts. Photographs in the lovely little museum reveal the massive task undertaken. Be sure to pop a few dollars into...More

1  Thank Ginabean73
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