The finest treasure of the l’Herault
L’Abbaye de Valmagne is one of the architectural treasures of the l’Hérault, and you’ll see why if you click on the video below.
Founded in 1138, as a Benedictine monastery, it underwent various transformations, and then when it was sold in 1791 to M. Granier-Joyeuse, he turned the ancient church into a wine cellar. You can see the huge barrels which are still used today.
The Abbaye has been open to the public since 1975, and you can explore the church, the beautiful cloisters, the salle de chapitre, the dining room, and the wonderful gardens. Today the family receive 46,000 visitors a year, and enthusiasts sample their organic wines.
In 2017 we worked with them to give you the famous Cracker Fair. We're doing it again in 2018, so now’s your chance to visit the Abbaye on 24th and 25th November 2018 at a reduced price, and enjoy the Cracker Fair. Click here for more details.
Watch the video to give you a taster of what the Abbaye has to offer. There will be exhibitors spread throughout the ancient site, selling fine artisan local products. Food trucks will be outside, and you can sample their tasty treats for breakfast, lunch, or an early dinner.
Wine tastings are organised too, so either browse through the Abbaye de Valmagne shop, and let them know you’d like to do a tasting, or pop by their stand in the courtyard for a glass or two...
The Languedoc Living team will be there, alongside the trusty hardworking Cracker Fair team, so come and say hello!
“The Cracker Fair was the best yet”; “what an amazing Christmas…