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Address: Route de Gabian | D 13, 34320 Roujan, France
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+33 4 67 24 52 45
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The sumptuous Chateau-Abbaye de Cassan rises from the midst of vineyards...

The sumptuous Chateau-Abbaye de Cassan rises from the midst of vineyards and olive groves. A modest monastic retreat which became a powerful royal priory then a sumptuous princely dwelling, the castle houses a vast Romanesque church (XIIth cen.) And an abbey palace (XVIIIth cen.), Warranting the name of the little Versailles of Languedoc. Here the past breathes through the coolness of the secular stonework. This historical site is a genuine showcase for a number of cultural events. In 2017, the individual visit of the site is closed due to renovations of the main roof

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Lovely setting

Although the restoration is a work in progress it was an interesting visit. When we were there we were the only two visitors. They have concerts in the old chapel which I would... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2016
willemeltham
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Although the restoration is a work in progress it was an interesting visit. When we were there we were the only two visitors. They have concerts in the old chapel which I would have loved to attend.

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Santa Barbara, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2016

The kitchen is most interesting. The church's representation of stained glass windows creative. The second floor is still being renovated so not accessible at this time. Definitely worth the visit.

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Thank Beth R
County Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 12, 2016

We visited this beautiful building after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. It is best approached from Gabian side where you can appreciate the scale of its facade. At present only the ground floor is open to the public but there is enough to see there. Informative panels in French, English and German are scattered around the place. The staff are very... More 

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Nathalie A, Directeur général at Chateau Abbaye de Cassan, responded to this review

Hello We are very pleased to your enthusiasm to visit the monument and the discovery of our wines. Hope to see you again for a concert or a diner for example ! Best regards More 

Brackley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Lovely quiet and god wine sold here. Cheap and only need about 2/3hours to see it all. We are 20,27 and 60 plus grandparents and we all enjoyed

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Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Would have loved to visit the chateau abbaye de Cassan. From the outside it look is very impressive but alas! in December it is closed.

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2015

A fabulous building in a lovely setting. Visible from across the valley this imposing chateau is rather unloved inside. There seems to be a feel of a place that those who are there really want to care for and love but there is insufficient money to do so. The church has an amazing barrelled roof but is bare of decoration.... More 

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Thank Michael T
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were a family group of 8 (aged 5-85). Our tour guide was Julia and she was very thoughtful about pace, shade and ensuring everyone was engaged. There are treasure hunts for little ones and lots of quirky details about the previous occupants, decoration and uses of the Chateux etc. It has a fascinating history and is destined for a... More 

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Thank Jo T
Bedarieux, France
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2015

Lately more parts of the Abbaye has been renovaed, at furnitures have been put on display to illustrate the life at the high time of the Abbaye.

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225 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2015

Its a great place from the Outside, inside needs a lot of TLC, the owners have been saying for at least 5 years they are doing it up. Yes its worth a peek and it could be simply stunning if it was restored back to its former glory

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2015

At an unimposing place between two villages you'll find the imposant Chateau - unfortunately closed at the day of our visit, but you can go surround the walls and have amazing views on an impressive and cultural important building

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