Lagrasse village is vibrant and enchanting and has something for everyone – bars, restaurants, wine tasting, local artisan shops, supermarket, boulangerie, a local market every Saturday with fresh local produce and a brocante held once a month in the summer for those looking for a French bargain.
During the summer months Lagrasse is the location for three internationally renowned music festivals from rock-pop to classical notes. Fireworks and live music celebrate Bastille Day on the 14th July and May, August & October play host to the international ‘Banquet du Livres’ within the medieval banqueting hall of the 8th Century Abbey. A typical French atmosphere is guaranteed!
Other enticing delights in Lagrasse are the 9 ‘degustation de vin’ (wine tasting), or tempt your palette with the exciting balsamics and olive oils produced by Cyril Codina. There is also honey tasting and the local Lucques olives – Guy’s favourite.
For those looking for courses, French, painting and cookery courses are available, wine tours can be arranged, or simply enjoy the breathtaking walks in and around the village on you’re own or guided and don’t forget to take the opportunity to explore the unique and charming cobbled streets of Lagrasse perusing the artisan shops and then finish your exploration with a cold glass of wine overlooking the Orbieu river.
Village facilities also include a boules pitch, football, tennis court and cycle hire for those feeling more energetic. The Canal de Midi is close by offering tranquil boat trips. Sailing & windsurfing can be found 30 minutes drive away to occupy the more sporty. Skiing is only 2 hours away too. Lagrasse is a 30 minute drive from Carcassone and 40 minutes from Narbonne. Both cities are steeped in history. Lagrasse is a perfect location from which to explore.
For a small village it provides a unique atmosphere that will most definitely be enjoyed and a great location to explore the region.