Abbaye de Fontfroide
Route Départementale 613, 11100 Narbonne, France
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The Abbey of Fontfroide is a Cistercian abbey located on the territory of the commune of Narbonne a, in the department of Aude in France. Initially a Benedictine abbey, it was incorporated into the Cistercian order between 1144 and 1145. Today, the Abbey of Fontfroide is a member of the Charter of Cistercian abbeys and sites in Europe. The Abbey of Fontfroide is currently a private monument held by the descendants of Gustave and Madeleine Fayet.
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