Fermeture
Monument fermé les 14, 15, 28 et 31 décembre 2019 ; et les 4, 5, 11, 25, 26 janvier 2020.
Le 24 décembre 2019, fermeture du monument à 16h.

History of the monument

   

Built in the 13th century, the cloisters of Fréjus Cathedral originally featured a single level on the ground floor. The upper gallery was added in the 14th century, resulting in the construction of a frame on the ground floor. This frame, the only one of its type in France, is decorated with scenes of daily life, religious elements, and most notably a stunning mediaeval bestiary.

 
Uniquely, this masterpiece of decorative art was open to the public. The cloisters of Fréjus Cathedral was a public space, and parishioners could use the galleries to gain access to the cathedral to attend services. It was therefore a busy, living space – a far cry from the traditional image of monastery or abbey cloisters.
 
Visitors can now relive this surprising, unique atmosphere and experience it for themselves. 

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