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Cathar Country Tours
Historical Tours of Cathar Castles in deep rural France
Led by James McDonald



Tour of the Medieval Cistercian
Abbey of St Hilaire

Tour of the Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire, a fortified medieval Benedictine abbey founded at the end of the eighth century.

 

Abbey of St Hilaire

 

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Tour Options

  • One day scheduled tours
  • One day of three-day scheduled tours
  • One day of one-Week scheduled tours

This tour is usually combined with a visit to Lagrasse

 

Tour Access Difficulty Rating

 

Very easy walk on the flat, but with steps

 

Scheduled Tour Dates & Times

For the latest scheduled tour dates, see scheduled Tour Dates

Times for the day tour: 9am - 5 pm

 

What You'll See

Fortified Benedictine abbey founded at the end of the eighth century, the burial place of the Counts of Carcassonne and the place where sparkling wine was invented (two hundred years before Champaigne wines copied it)

 

What You'll Learn About

  • Benedictine Abbeys
  • The Counts and Viscounts of Carcassonne
  • Saint Hilaire, Bishop of Carcassonne
  • Cathar v Catholic Theology
  • The monastic life and the life of Cathar Perfects
  • The Master of Cabestany

 

Tour Start Point

 

Car Park, Abbey of St Hilaire,
11250, Saint-Hilaire,
Aude
Languedoc-Roussillon,
France

Lat. N 43.093685
Long. E 2.307658

 

 

Tour Leader

James McDonaldThe tour is lead by the author James McDonald. James has extensive experience as a public speaker and broadcaster, and lives locally in the heart of Cathar Country. His has an encyclopedic knowledge of all aspects of Catharism and its history in the Languedoc. He is an author and the translator of Voltaire's work on the Cathars, published in English as "The Crusade Against the People of the Languedoc".

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Sarcophagus of Saint Sernin at the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire by the Master of Cabestany

 

 

 
 
 
 

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