Close to Carcassonne, at the edge of a river, isolated at the end of the "long valley", hidden by century-old trees, is the Cistercian Abbey of Villelongue, a 12th-century ensemble of the highest historical and architectural interest.
Located in the heart of a region whose landscapes with a powerful and wild character serve as a haven for the "citadels of vertigo". Romanesque abbeys punctuate these viticultural territories whose names are now known: Minervois, Corbières, Cabardes. The Mediterranean Sea, an hour away, brings a little sweetness to this area with a strong character.
The abbey welcomes you the time of a visit, a concert, a stay in bed and breakfast or a reception.
The melancholy charm of these ruins, the Cistercian calm of their deep solitude, captivate immediately.
History and famous characters
Open all year
Normal rate: 5 €
Young rate: € 1 from 6 to 16 years old
Group rate: 4 €