lat. 42° 59" 44' - lon. 2° 15" 21'
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Located in the spa of Alet-les-Bains, in the Upper Valley of Aude, the origins of the Benedictine abbey date back to the 8th century. In the 12th century, it attracted many pilgrims. The abbey knew some glory after the difficult times of the Crusades against the Cathars, being chosen as the seat of a new diocese.
The abbey, built in the ramparts of the city, was partially destroyed during the Wars of Religion. Imposing remains still stand, such as the cathedral of Notre Dame of the 12th century, the Chapter House, and the monumental gateway to the north.