Interesting places in the Pyrenees and around with Jane Cautch

The Abbey of Fontfroide founded as Benedictine in the 11th century (1093) by the viscount Eimeric I of Narbonne

The Abbey of Fontfroide (fr. Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Fontfroide) is an abbey in the department of Aude, 14 km southwest of Narbonne, founded as Benedictine in the 11th century (1093) by the viscount Eimeric I of Narbonne ( 1080-1106) and became the Cistercian in 1145.

Today it remains almost intact. The cloister is from the 13th …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Castle of Gardeny is a monumental complex on the hill of Gardeny, one of the two hills of the city of Lleida

The Castle of Gardeny (cat. Castell de Gardeny) is a monumental complex on the hill of Gardeny, one of the two hills of the city of Lleida. It was the headquarters of one of the main orders of Knights Templar in Catalonia. The castle, in fact, consists of two Templar constructions (tower house and convent chapel) …

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