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Approximately 3½ Hours
Visit the stunning Abbey of Valmagne, originally founded under the Benedictine Order in 1138 by Raymond Trencavel. It became one of the richest Cistercian abbeys in the south of France during the 12th and 13th centuries, housing up to 3,200 monks at any given time. You will visit all elements of a typical abbey, including the vine-shaded cloister, with its charming Tuscan garden and magnificent fountain that brings water from the Spring of Diane.
Step inside the Chapter House and the Gothic church. The latter has become a cellar for Valmagne wine, offering a near-perfect environment for storing the vintages. Sample some of the wine produced locally, served with canapés.
You'll also have some free time to wander among the charming gardens.
Please note: Minimum age to participate in wine tasting is 18 years. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Restoration work is being carried out at the Valmange Abbey.