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05 May 2021  |  Tourism, Holidays

Lagrasse, in the heart of the Corbières

Lagrasse is considered among the list of the most beautiful villages in France, with its ancient ramparts, its bridge, its abbey, and the Notre Dame du Carla chapel...

We set off to explore this pretty village, an architectural gem from medieval times, located in the heart of Corbières, Occitanie.

The old ramparts

You can still admire some ancient remains including the "Pleasure Tower" or "Grand Tourreil", and the "Water Gate", the only exit from the village on the south side.

The old bridge

The "Old Bridge" on the back of a donkey, which links the village to the abbey, appears on a seal from 1303. It was altered in the 17th and 19th centuries. The structure, which consists of three unequal arches, was initially topped by two towers.

If you wish, you can soak your feet in it in high season. Refreshment guaranteed!

The halle

The market hall was fitted out in 1315 on the occasion of the transfer of the Lagrasse market.

With its adjacent streets, the square was an important commercial center until the First World War.

Saint-Michel church

In the heart of the old town, the parish church is classified as a Historic Monument. Erected from 1359 to 1398, the building is a typical example of a Gothic single-nave church in the region. Since the Revolution, Saint Michel de Lagrasse has contained a wealth of furniture mainly from the abbey.

In addition, Lagrasse is a village of taste with its Corbières wine, also a village of know-how that craftsmen (stylists, seams, paintings, pottery ...) will be happy to help you discover.

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Amélie Roca

I am a Community Manager for Pure France as well as the host of Pure France TV, presenting high quality rental homes all over France.

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