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 April 01 to June 17
Monday Open from 10h to 18h
Tuesday Open from 10h to 18h
Wednesday Open from 10h to 18h
Thursday Open from 10h to 18h
Friday Open from 10h to 18h
Saturday Open from 10h to 18h
Sunday Open from 10h to 18h
From June 18 to September 18
Monday Open from 10h to 19h
Tuesday Open from 10h to 19h
Wednesday Open from 10h to 19h
Thursday Open from 10h to 19h
Friday Open from 10h to 19h
Saturday Open from 10h to 19h
Sunday Open from 10h to 19h
From September 19 to October 31
Monday Open from 10h to 18h
Tuesday Open from 10h to 18h
Wednesday Open from 10h to 18h
Thursday Open from 10h to 18h
Friday Open from 10h to 18h
Saturday Open from 10h to 18h
Sunday Open from 10h to 18h
From November 01 to December 18
Monday Open from 10h to 17h
Tuesday Open from 10h to 17h
Wednesday Open from 10h to 17h
Thursday Open from 10h to 17h
Friday Open from 10h to 17h
Saturday Open from 10h to 17h
Sunday Open from 10h to 17h
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

Equipments and Services

Equipments

  • Cash

Services

  • Shop

Activities on site

  • Specific thematic animation
  • symposia
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions

Reduced mobility

  • Disabled access: yes