Lying in one of the most beautiful valleys of this region is the ancient village of Lagrasse. The village has a long and interesting history and has long been a hub of activity for traders and merchants in medieval times.
It is heralded as one of the ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’ and a place you shouldn’t miss when visiting the Occitania region. And to truly discover Lagrasse and all its hidden secrets our History Walking tour is a must.
This half day tour begins when we collect you from where you are staying in the Carcassonne environs and take you on a 40-minute drive into the rugged Corbières hills. Along the way our guide will begin to tell the history of this region as you take in the stunning views whilst driving through the vineyard and olive grove landscape.
Once in Lagrasse you will enjoy a two hour guided stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of the village and along the way, between the town and the abbey, in squares and behind facades, there are stories to be told and a fascinating medieval history to be revealed. Your walk through the village will take you by the ruined ramparts where your guide will explain how this settlement began many centuries ago.
The buildings will uncover their secrets and you will discover how Lagrasse was once an important trading town. The tour includes a visit to the abbey (closed on Thursdays) and as the village is home to a thriving community peppered with many small artisan boutiques and workshop we have allowed time to visit many of them before we end the tour with a visit to a dynamic olive oil and vinegar producer for a tasting before heading back to Carcassonne.
Price – €110 per person
- Guided tour of Lagrasse
- Vinegar tasting
- Entrance into The Abbey of St. Mary in Lagrasse
- Pickup and transport
This tour can be combined with our Carcassonne History Walking Tour and on those occasions we include a very special lunch in Lagrasse. Take a Look at our Carcassonne & Lagrasse History Tour