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Walked from the free car park over a twelfth century bridge. It's picture perfect, it has a small cloister with roman tops on the columns. There is an upper floor with a chapel dating from the 13th century. The monks part was private and I...More
Recommended by locals to visit after Carcassonne, as the other place worthy of visiting in the area...raw in reconstruction amplifies the austerity of living conditions by the Benedictine monks...microcosm of French history...Abbey overlooks the medieval village whose strolling through is a treat...small boutique stores closed...More
This is a tricky one. As others have mentioned the Abbey was very unfortunately split into two during the French Revolution and today the older (medieval) part is owned and run by the local authorities hence "public" while the other part was ultimately donated to...More
Unfortunately we couldn't visit the private part of the Abbey as it was only opening mid-afternoon on the day we visited. We went instead into the public part which is at present being restored. Whilst I am sure it will be lovely once completed, just...More
A glimpse of a very old Abbey with new and ongoing restoration work. They have recently uncovered traces of the Carolingian era church. Atmospheric, the site is tucked in a valley with a view onto the Corbieres. Part of the Abbey is now a religious...More
I had been here before on a special private tour! I took my friend for her visit.
There are now translations in English that make the visit more meaningful for non-French speakers.
Also, I would recommend walking through the cemetery across the road .
The abbey looks great from outside, but the inside contains mainly empty rooms. The video on its history was in French with Spanish subtitles-no good if you only speak English. The various rooms do have info in English. 20 minutes is enough to see everything....More
We were disappointed with the Abbaye de Largesse. On the plus side we visited in the afternoon when there were few tourists and it was cool. On the down side, we visited during the week when only part of the abbey was open. The gardens...More