In the Corbières hinterland, the abbey buildings of Fontfroide were mainly erected in the 12C-13C and represent the apogee of the Cistercian style, enhanced by fine 20C stained-glass windows. The cloister is very elegant and the church is large yet well proportioned. The monastic buildings were extensively reworked in the 17C-18C. The setting is delightful, with floral courtyards and superb gardens including a rose garden. The whole thing is one splendid work of art.