Fontcaude Abbey

Cazedarnes, France

The Abbaye de Fontcaude is a 12th century abbey in Cazedarnes, 20 km from Beziers. Ruined after the Revolution, the abbay has been an amazing restoration. It now offers its looks roman abbey, cloister, oil mill, museum of Gothic sculptures and a bell foundry from 12th century.


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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)


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Rob Tulloh (7 months ago)
A quiet spot in the middle of wine country. We stopped in the morning and they were just opening. We toured the grounds which are restored with various artifacts and stories of the abbey's history. A guide book in English was provided with tickets. Ample parking and a public toilet.
Karen and Ray Whitehouse (2 years ago)
An ongoing restoration of this beautiful Abbey in a very peaceful setting. Very good value too. The museum is excellent...with Gregorian chants playing in the background! Perfect
hippolud (2 years ago)
Lovely place to visit... visited by car. Have info in different languages so it's a plus. Price is 6 ?
Ami Vannes (2 years ago)
Parking was a bit tricky, otherwise it was a great experience. We had a nice walk around there. It is definitely worthwhile to go inside as well.
Geoffrey Earl (5 years ago)
Calm and ambient atmosphere . quite well maintained.
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