This week’s carte postale features a medieval abbey that was turned into a castle. The Cistercian Abbey de Fontfroide is located in southeast France near Narbonne, a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region of France.
- The former monastery takes its name from the water source near it called the Fons Frigidus, or Cold Fountain
- It was founded in 1093 and is now classified as a Monument Historique et Grand Site d’Occitanie
- Today, visitors can enjoy their restaurant, tasting cellar, bookstore, gardens, and cottage
I was happy to find this postcard during a visit to a vintage store that just opened up in town!
Over the years, I have accumulated hundreds of postcards from around the world, which I’ve either purchased from my local antique shops or received from thoughtful family and friends who know I collect them. When I travel, I also like to send myself a carte postale just for fun!
I hope these postcards will make you want to revisit a favorite vacation spot or to embark on a journey to the destination of your dreams.
And if you’ve been to the destination featured, tell me about your experience there – I’d love to hear from you.