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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Lagrasse holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Abbaye de Lagrasse and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Abbey is in operation and I was told it was closed to visitors. Next door is the Archbishop's Palace which was quite a building worth visiting. The best part was the views as you approach along...  more »
  • If only I could plan ahead! We had stayed in the Lagrasse area for a week and on our last day we finally visited the Abbey. At least that was out plan. After the French Revolution the Abbey was...  more »
  • Came across lagrass by accident, I will definitely be coming back to explore more
  • This is a nice spot but it doesn’t really deserve the praise it gives itself. Not worth a detour, in my opinion.
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