The AbbEY...

 

The Abbey of Saint Hilaire, located in the vicinity of the medieval city of Carcassonne (15 minutes by car), in the depth of the Cathar Country, has gone through 10 centuries of histories… Founded in the 8th century, during the reign of Charlemagne, it has known prosperity.

But after the 14th century, it has known decline and it closed its doors in the 18th century, before the French Revolution...

 

With this site, explore the gothic cloister, the romanesque church, the abbot's lounge, the monks'old refectory and the cellar.

A masterpiece is waiting for you in the church, a sarcophagus of the 12th century, work of art of the Maître de Cabestany....

 

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