Ranked #11 of 40 attractions in Tarn
Category: Historic Sites
The Benedictine Abbey was founded in 754 at the foot of the Black Mountain. Throughout its history, the Abbey has undergone...
The Benedictine Abbey was founded in 754 at the foot of the Black Mountain. Throughout its history, the Abbey has undergone numerous changes : a seminary, a Royal Military School under the reign of Louis XVI, and then , under the director ship of Father Lacordaire, a famous and internationally well known school. Military, writers, philosophers and politicians were trained there, until its closure in 1991. Since 1993, the joint trade union has renovated this classified historic building and has been the subject of an ambitious project for the development of tourism and culture.The Sorèze Abbey-School is recognized as a pole of excellence and listed among the major attractions in Midi-Pyrénées.