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Abbaye de Lagrasse, Lagrasse

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Abbaye de Lagrasse, a Romanesque Benedictine abbey, dates back to the seventh century. The abbey was of tremendous religious and political importance in the 12th century and was fortified during the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries. Look for the small cloister with carved columns depicting The Luxury. The upper gallery leads to the abbey chapel, where you can admire its highly decorated walls. The Romanesque church was constructed with a single nave ending in a presbytery with a transept and three apses, and an octagonal bell tower. During restoration efforts, builders discovered an ancient Romanesque portal with a marble sculpted arch. The monk's dormitory features an ogival vault with a timber framework. Put Abbaye de Lagrasse into our Lagrasse itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lagrasse.
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  • We were disappointed with the Abbaye de Largesse. On the plus side we visited in the afternoon when there were few tourists and it was cool. On the down side, we visited during the week when only part...  more »
  • Overall an interesting place . They are still restoring it and somehow they managed to over restored some rooms and it looks a bit Disney like ...  more »
  • We enjoyed this beautiful abbey that runs along the Orbieu River in the medieval town of Lagrasse. If you are concerned about entry fees skip the public paid part and just see the part that is run by ...  more »
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  • Great Abbey with its old tower fortified still in very good condition well that never finished. Prefer to visit the party deprived of the Abbey (€4), which will allow you to visit in the middle of the canons and you approach closer to the tower. You can also walk in the gardens of the Abbey. The visit of the public part is also € 4.
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  • A wonderful place. You should deal but necessarily with the painful history of the Cathars.
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