The Benedictine Abbey is situated across the river Orbieu from the main village of Lagrasse. The abbey dates from the 8th century.
Lagrasse is a medieval village in the South of France, overlooking the Orbieu river. A bridge was originally built over the river in the 12th century. The Benedictine Abbey in the town was founded in 880AD. Many of the houses in Lagrasse date back to the 11th century.