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Abbaye de Saint Hilaire

| Rampe de l'Eglise, 11250 Saint-Hilaire, France
+33 4 68 69 62 76
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Low key historic abbey

The abbey is being restored by the village and they raise some of the money by charging €5 to see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephenwr
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Sugar Land, Texas
via mobile
the first bubbles were made here

a short side trip from limoux or carcassonne. good for 1-2 hours, 5euro is reasonable, lady at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
danielklee
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Hong Kong, China
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  • Average11%
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“dom perignon” (4 reviews)
“sparkling wine” (12 reviews)
“blanquette” (4 reviews)
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| Rampe de l'Eglise, 11250 Saint-Hilaire, France
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+33 4 68 69 62 76
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The abbey is being restored by the village and they raise some of the money by charging €5 to see through the buildings. We thought it was worth it end enjoyed the history of the place and the decorated ceilings and walls in some of...More

Thank Stephenwr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a short side trip from limoux or carcassonne. good for 1-2 hours, 5euro is reasonable, lady at reception very helpful and professional. if you like sparkling wine, you can learn a lot here too.

Thank danielklee
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Nice to see but doing the tour on your own I left the impression that I have missed interesting things around.

Thank Sergi L
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Visited the Abby as part of a tour that included Blanquette vineyards and winery's. Was very worthwhile and was j treating to learn about the history of Blanquette and St Hilaire We stayed about an hour, which was plenty of time.

Thank Tara E
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

A wonderfully quiet and partly restored 12 c abbey where the story goes the monks accidentally invented sparkling wine. Dom Perignon was one of them. Beautiful peaceful cloisters, abbot's lodgings and the abbey church which contains a remarkable carved marble altar by the Master of...More

1  Thank ninianom
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The main buildings are in good repair and present a variety of architectural styles fitting for a place that was used from 780 AD to the present (the last priest left in 1996 but the church is still used). The restoration of the painted ceilings...More

Thank cgny1fwd
Abbaye H, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye de Saint Hilaire, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hello, Thank you for your nice comment . We are glad to read that you have spent a lovely time, discovering the abbey. Hoping that your whole journey was this good. With best regards, Fabien.

Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

From the friendliest of welcomes to an hr of perfect peace, this was one of the highlights of the week. A car park at the rear with a short walk and a few stairs to access the ticket office, the ante rooms all have a...More

Thank oddbod1808
Abbaye H, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye de Saint Hilaire, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Hello, We are very glad to read such a supportive review. Thank you so much for your kindness, hoping that your whole stay was thoroughly enjoyable. With best regards, Fabien.

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

An abbey with a chequered past. It's a place of preserved simplicity and in parts quite beautiful. The church is still in use. I suspect some more restoration funds would bring this visitor experience on considerably. Worth the visit. Thank you.

1  Thank 34210king
Abbaye H, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye de Saint Hilaire, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Hello, Thank you for your nice review. Indeed, we're still looking for extra grants to complete our restoration plan. We need more visitors ;) With best regards. Fabien

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place to visit and very peaceful. The lady on duty when we went was so keen on both French and English to explain all the must see spots in the Abbaye it was delightful and made us feel welcome in this Charming place

Thank Olivia H
Abbaye H, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye de Saint Hilaire, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Hello Olivia, Thank you for your nice review. The reception lady will be glad to read your enjoyable comment. With best regards, Fabien

Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I really loved this old monastery which is truly steeped in history. The welcome is warm and, as there are not loads of visitors, the ladies at the welcome desk set you off on you visit with your own personal intro to the site. The...More

Thank LaReineAnne
Abbaye H, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye de Saint Hilaire, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2016

Hello LaReineAnne, Thank you so much for your nice review. We are glad that you thoroughly enjoyed the visit , and were sensitive to our personal greeting. Hoping that you spent a lovely time in Cathar Country.With best regards. Fabien Masjuan

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