Abbaye de Saint Hilaire
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Abbaye de Saint Hilaire

Abbaye de Saint Hilaire - Saint Hilaire

Abbaye de Saint Hilaire - Saint Hilaire

Abbaye de Saint Hilaire - Saint Hilaire
 
Abbaye de Saint Hilaire - Saint Hilaire

The Benedictine abbey of Saint-Hilaire stands in the picturesque valley of the Lauquet.
It occupies a dominant position in the heart of the former medieval fortress of Saint-Hilaire.
Abbaye de Saint Hilaire - Saint Hilaire
The monastery is on a human scale surrounding its Gothic cloister.

It houses the sarcophagus of Saint Saturninus, a major work by the Master of Cabestany.

This was where the monks invented, in 1531, the world's first sparkling wine - Blanquette....
  This ancient and fortified Benedictine abbey was founded at the end of the eighth century and dedicated to Saint Saturnin.

In the tenth century, in obedience to the will of the Count of Carcassonne, the abbey changed its name and was dedicated to Saint Hilaire, the first Bishop of Carcassonne in the sixth century.
Abbaye de Saint Hilaire - Saint Hilaire
What is now the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire began as a primitive chapel in the 6th century started by Hilarius, the Bishop of Carcassonne. By 817, the Abbey was under the domain of the Order of Saint Benedict.

It was in the Abbey's historic cellars where the world's first sparkling wine was created in 1531..

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Abbaye de Saint Hilaire - Saint Hilaire

Abbaye de Saint Hilaire - Saint Hilaire

Abbaye de Saint Hilaire - Saint Hilaire

Abbaye de Saint Hilaire - Saint Hilaire
  Opening L'Abbaye de Saint Hilaire:  

- April May June September, October (Monday to Sunday) - from 10:00 to 18:00
- July and August (Monday to Sunday) - from 10:00 to 19:00
- (guided tours from Tuesday to Friday at 11:00. and 15:30, no supplement)
- November to March (From Monday to Sunday) - from 10:00 to 17:00
- Closed day(s): January 1, January 13 to 19, December 14 to 20 and 25 (Christmas)
 
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  * Shop
* Unguided group visits
* Group guided tours
* Unguided individual visits
* Pets allowed
* Guided group visits
* Public Parking
* Groups Accepted
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Limoux

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Alet Les Bains

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Abbaye de Saint-Polycarpe

Abbaye de Saint-Polycarpe



Blanquette de Limoux

Blanquette de Limoux,  Crémant de Limoux, Blanquette Méthode Ancestrale

History tells us that Blanquette de Limoux, the world's first sparkling wine, dates as far back as 1531. At the time, the monks of the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Hilaire, near Limoux, were producing a somewhat unusual white wine in their cellars. Inside its glass flask, with a cork top - very rare for wines at this time - it acquired a natural sparkle. This was the forefather of the brut which is tasted today at the world's most prestigious tables. Since they first started cultivating vines, the growers of Limoux have aimed at maintaining the originality of the Blanquette de Limoux growth and developing its quality. The region's surrounding hills protect it from the extremes of the Mediterranean and Atlantic climates, with the area enjoying a microclimate particularly suitable for making quality white wine. The vines classified in the appellation are always planted at the top of southern-facing slopes, giving the best exposure. The soil here is shallow and sparse, full of chalk and stone....


Limoux

A.O.P. Limoux

Limoux is best known for its sparkling wine, Blanquette de Limoux. This is reputed to be the oldest sparkling wine in France and dates back to 1531 when Benedictine monks from Saint Hilaire Abbey discovered that the wine they had laid down had fermented and formed bubbles. This was the beginning of Limoux’s bubbly - the Blanquette de Limoux which was the first AOP to be created in the Languedoc area. The process (the locals say) was stolen by Dom Perignon who went on to create ‘champagne‘. however the Limoux sparkling wine is a very high quality champagne substitute and Crémant, which was developed in 1990, has a top class reputation. Now a prestigious event attracting buyers from all over the world, “Toques & Clochers” puts up for auction the most promising barrels of AOP Limoux. A share of the proceeds are then used to finance the renovation of bell towers in surrounding villages. Every year the auction is hosted by one of France’s great chefs popularly referred to as a “Toques”, the traditional white chef’s hat....

 
Abbaye de Saint Hilaire
 
Leisure - Museum - Castle - Abbey
 
Abbaye de Saint Hilaire Rampe de l'église 11250 SAINT-HILAIRE
 
Phone +33 4.68.69.62.76

Email -
abbayedesthilaire@orange.fr

Website -
www.saint-hilaire-aude.fr

Rates -
Adults: 5.50 €
Children: 2.00 €
 
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