Imposing and majestic in its green setting, the abbey was founded under Charlemagne in 779. It was the largest abbey in the department and has since been one of its most beautiful architectural treasures. Facing the medieval city, classified among "The most beautiful villages in France", this imposing Benedictine monument commands respect and presents a breathtaking catalog of architecture from the 8th to the 18th century.
We discover the essentially medieval buildings: the courtyard of the abbey dwelling, the cellar, the chapels and their vestibules, the sacristy, the north transept, the pre-Romanesque tower, the lapidary depository, the ceremonial room as well as the partly restored dormitory in 2009.
“The medieval abbey of Lagrasse, cultural center The arts of reading” aims to identify the abbey with the world of writing and the debate of ideas, while continuing the process of promoting the heritage of the monument.
In this living place, visitors will be able to discover the abbey but also attend activities of meetings and studies around the book, the debate of ideas and the image.
A literary café, a bookstore and a shop are also fully integrated into this space.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Visit

  • Groups welcome up to 60 people.

Customers

  • wine tasting
  • Bicycle tourism

Opening

From January 22 to March 31
Mondays Open from 13:30 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Wednesdays Open from 13:30 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Thursdays Open from 13:30 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Friday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
From 01 April to 31 October
Mondays Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Wednesdays Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Thursdays Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
From November 01 to December 22
Mondays Open from 13:30 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Wednesdays Open from 13:30 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Thursdays Open from 13:30 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Friday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Last entry one hour before the abbey closes.

Prices

Full price 7,50 €
Child rate 4 €
Student rate 5 €
Adult group rate 5,50 €
Family rate 20 €
Full price 11 €
Child rate 6 €
Student rate 6 €
Adult group rate 8,50 €
Family rate 26 €

Payment method

  • Credit card
  • French bank and postal checks
  • Cash
  • Eurocard-Mastercard
  • Visa

Services

Equipments

  • Bar
  • Screening Room
  • Equipped meeting room

Services

  • Shop

Activities on site

  • Specific thematic animation
  • Workshop for adults
  • Children's workshop
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions

Accessibility

  • Disabled access: yes