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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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Where bubbles come frl

Visited the Abby as part of a tour that included Blanquette vineyards and winery's. Was very... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Tara E
via mobile
The home of champagne

A wonderfully quiet and partly restored 12 c abbey where the story goes the monks accidentally... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
ninianom
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Oslo, Norway
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| Rampe de l'Eglise, 11250 Saint-Hilaire, France
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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

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.

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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

Reviewed 13 August 2016

For a small abbey in a little village St. Hilaire holds some amazing surprises including the work of the medieval Maitre de Cabestany, the fine stone engraving of the St Sernin torture at the hands of the Romans, the painted ceiling with its scenes of...More

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

Hello Sheri, Thank you for visiting us and for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you were sensitive to the atmosphere of the monument, and enjoyed the various pieces of art. You are right, we cannot taste wine on the spot ,...More

Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is a must-see place if you're staying in the area. Even though I'd seen photos, my first response to walking into the cloisters was to say "Wow!" It's very peaceful and is open all day which is helpful if you're unused to the 2...More

Thank KathrynC87
Abbaye H, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye de Saint Hilaire, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2016

Hello Kathryn, We'd like to thank you for your nice review, which is so supportive to us ! We also hope that the wine was good ! With best regards, Fabien MASJUAN

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

How could you not want to visit the home of fizz? Lovely, well preserved abbey on a site dating back to Roman times that is famous for inventing fizzy wine (100 years before becoming prevalent in Champagne). It is said that Don Perignon visited the...More

Thank Johnny S
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