The building and associated history were particularly interesting but access to some parts of the building were restricted due to restoration works. The entrance fee was reduced accordingly but would like to visit again when fully accessible. The town of Lagrasse was interesting with some great views.
This is a totally charming building in a delightful town. The architechture and heritage are fascinating there is a lovly bookshop and tea rooms at the entrance
We visited the abby (public part) and were very disappointed (except the roof of the dormitory). Not much to see, half closed .... there are plenty of abyss in the surroundings that are substantially better, more beautiful, better preserved .... Apparently there is also a second part (run by the monks), but we did not know and we could not... 更多
Their are two parts to the Abbaye and they are both worth a visit. It is not hard to see why travellers made the pilgrimage here in medieval times, as today. We returned in the evening to listen to the monks take Vespers, it was truly magical.
This abby has an interesting visitors center, located in the beautiful ancient village Lagrasse. Their expo shows the history of the abby trough the ages and gives an interesting view on the live in a monastery in France.
This ancient abbey is certainly worth seeing. However, considerable more renovation is needed before the abbey returns to anything like its original state. A word of warning. There is a map displayed in one of the rooms. The map is wrong in so many ways. For example, look at the compass rose in the middle of the map: North is... 更多
As previous reviewers have explained, one side is government run, the other side by the monks who live there. You pay 4 euros a person for each side. The government side is under renovations. I emphasize that every room is under renovation, all at the same time. And the quality of the work seems poor. The monks, with the help... 更多
We visited this historic site while on a cruise down the Canal Du Midi. It was fascinating and once renovations are done, I'm sure it will superb. Unfortunately there were many rooms under construction which affected the quality of our visit.
well worth a visit. Interesting. Stay in Lagrasse when the Abbaye holds music events. We would of gone if there was music on when we holidayed there.
We enjoyed looking round both sides of the abbey, but the private side was better - the government run side was a bit shabby and temporary as there's a significant amount of work being done. There's a fantastic little bookshop.