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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, the Notre Dame du Carla chapel... Lagrasse is a pretty flourishing town on the bank of the Orbieu. We set off to discover this pretty village, an architectural jewel of medieval times, located in the heart of Corbières, Occitanie.

The old ramparts

You can still admire some old remains, including the Tour de Plaisance or Grand Tourreil, and the "Porte de l'Eau", the only exit from the city on the south side.

The old bridge

The "Pont Vieux" on the back of a donkey, which connects the town to the abbey, appears on a seal from 1303. It was remodeled in the 17th and 19th centuries. The work, which consists of three unequal arches, was initially surmounted by two towers. You can, if you wish, soak your feet in it in high season. Refreshment guaranteed!

The hall

The hall was fitted out in 1315 when the Lagrasse market was transferred. With its adjacent streets, the square was an important commercial center until the First World War. Every Saturday morning there is a market where you will have the opportunity to shop for local products in a lively local atmosphere where the accent of the country resonates. You will also find local product shops with wine merchants to delight gourmets. You will find Cyril Codina's famous vinegar factory with its curious creations.

Many Cellars and Great Wines:

You will have the opportunity to discover the wine merchants in the heart of the village, such as: the wines on the fruit... The vine being the soul of this country. The Corbières, Corbières-Boutenac, Minervois and Fitou crus offer a colorful palette of the terroirs that saw them born.

Saint Michael's 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 the typical example of the single-nave Gothic church in the region. Since the Revolution, Saint Michel de Lagrasse has contained rich furnishings 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, seamstresses, paintings, pottery...) will be happy to introduce you to.

Nature activities nearby

In the surroundings you will find activities of all kinds conducive to walking: hiking, cycling, allowing you to enjoy magnificent splendid views of the village and the Corbières.

The Orbieu river

You will also find the Orbieu river, a body of water supervised in season. It is located upstream of the footbridge leading to Lagrasse Abbey from the heart of the village.

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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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