The old bridge in Lagrasse
|Intercommunality||Canton de Lagrasse|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||René Ortega|
|32.2 km2 (12.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||17/km2 (45/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||82–586 m (269–1,923 ft) |
(avg. 108 m or 354 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Lagrasse dates from the time the abbey was built. Permission for the construction was given by Charlemagne in 783.
The two highlights of the village are the eponymous Abbey and the bridges, although the narrow medieval streets of the village itself are also very attractive, and remains of the town walls can still be seen.
The region is renowned for the wine produced in the surrounding hills - this is the Corbières wine region, the largest wine-producing region in France.
The village is now home to numerous pottery workers and artists, and host numerous cultural and intellectual festivals such as "Le Banquet du Livre"
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