Abbaye de Fontfroide
The romance of Occitanie starts with its architectural masterpieces, and no place embodies this charm better than Abbaye de Fontfroide. A place where history sings in every corner, the 12th-century abbey stands as a glowing tribute to the region’s spiritual past.
As you step onto its grounds, the centuries-old walls whisper tales of the monks who once sought solace within them. The verdant gardens serve as a peaceful retreat, echoing the serenity of bygone eras. Amidst this beauty, you’ll be transported, indulging in reflective moments that the modern world rarely affords.
Chateau Ollieux Romanis
From the spiritual serenity of an ancient abbey, our journey takes a delightful twist to the scenic vineyards of Chateau Ollieux Romanis. Nature paints a mesmerizing picture with mountains, seas, and sprawling vineyards.
The heart of the estate, the majestic castle, sits amidst the enchanting backdrop of the Pinada, the testament to nature’s pristine bounty. As you walk through the rows of flourishing grapevines, you’ll be embraced by the gentle Mediterranean caress, the chirping of birds, and the aromatic dance of blossoms in the air.
However, it’s not just about breathtaking views. The wines at Ollieux Romanis are a class apart. As you sip on their crafted elixirs, you’ll taste the passion, dedication, and respect for sustainable farming that goes into every bottle.
The final leg of our Occitanie odyssey takes us to the quaint town of Lagrasse. Rich in history and abundant in charm, the town serves as a time capsule, capturing the essence of medieval times. The Benedictine Abbey, protected by Charlemagne, is a testament to the enduring spirit of devotion and tradition.
Wander through the corridors of this ancient marvel, and you’ll discover stories etched into the very stones. The canon press stands as a symbol of the delicate balance between ancient practices and contemporary faith.
Occitanie is more than just a region; it’s a journey through time, an expedition of the soul. From the serene walls of Abbaye de Fontfroide to the verdant expanse of Chateau Ollieux Romanis, and finally, to the historic heart of Village Lagrasse, each destination promises memories that will last a lifetime. Come, let’s make memories together.