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 been one of its finest architectural treasures ever since. 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. From the French Revolution, several owners have succeeded and since 2004, the Department of Aude owns the oldest part, called "Public". We discover the mainly medieval buildings: the courtyard of the abbey house, the cellar, the bakery, the chapels and their vestibules, the sacristy, the north transept, the pre-Romanesque tower, the lapidary deposit, the ceremonial room as well as the dormitory. partly restored in 2009. The other part "Private", belongs to religious.
Last visit: 1 hour before closing.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Visit

  • Groups welcome up to 55 people.

Customers

  • wine tasting
  • Bicycle tourism

Opening

From 01 February to 31 March
Monday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
From 01 April to 30 September
Monday Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Thursday 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 01 October to 23 December
Monday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Last entry one hour before the abbey closes.

Prices

Full price €5
Child rate €2,50
Student rate €3
Adult group rate €3,50
Child group rate €2

Payment method

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

Services

Equipments

  • Bar

Services

  • Shop

Activities on site

  • Specific thematic animation
  • symposia
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions

Reduced mobility

  • Disabled access: yes