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Lagrasse Abbey, Lagrasse

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Lagrasse Abbey, 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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Lagrasse holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lagrasse Abbey and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • October 1, 2017
    WE visited the Abbbaye, and the adjacent section St Mary's Abbey in Lagrasse and strongly endorse the comments of other Trip advisor reviewers as to the historical significance,, and especially the re...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Visit on 2 sides, a part is inhabited by canons and the other belongs to the Department of the Aude. Very nice to see also: the village.
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  • September 27, 2017
    beautiful building, but be careful it is in two parts that are handled by two different entities on slightly different schedules. After this visit, feel free to you stroll in the city which has small hidden treasures as the place with the covered market
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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful abbey in an even more beautiful medieval town, which is very well preserved. There is also the private visit (monks are still living there), which unfortunately we didn't have the time to visit.
  • October 1, 2017
    It was a small disappointment because we thought that the visitable area was more broad and it turned out to be very small, just an inner courtyard and the old bedroom. The latter is curious arcade that it has. In 15 or 20 minutes it all looks
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  • August 13, 2017
    The Abbey on the outside promises a great visit but after the part that you can see is very little and even going to the two parties (private and religious) have the feeling of having seen a good part of the Interior
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  • August 6, 2017
    The town of Lagrasse is a picturesque, pretty town and well worth a visit. This Abbey is one of the highlights. We have only the public area visited. It is a small Abbey, but restored for the most part and charming. Though it is above all through empty spaces hiking. Different rooms were furnished with a tv to your explanation, no real need for us. The dog should also visit the public area.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Beautiful Abbey near the village of the same name. Lovely corner of France delightful to stroll the streets and approaching after crossing the river the beautiful Abbey
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