Lagrasse is officially designated one of 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France'. The village grew up around the abbey and the most striking views to be found are both of and from the Vieux Pont which dramatically spans the River Orbieu.
It is now a recognised tourist venue, offering a variety of shops. Our favourites include: La Cabane à Savon selling handmade soaps, Au Joly Mobile Home where they make mobiles out of a huge variety of materials. Another interesting shop is ChainMailArt, where everything is made of, well, chainmail.