In 1531, it was the scene of a curious chemical reaction that gave rise to the oldest sparkling wine in the world: the Blanquette de Limoux!
Echoing and illustrating the rich history of the Pays Cathare, the abbey is home to many heritage treasures, including:
- the Gothic cloister,
- the Romanesque church,
- the abbot’s dwelling and its French ceiling from the XVth century,
- the monks’ refectory and its reading pulpit from the XIVth century,
- the cellars cut into the rock,
- the walled part.