The only surviving monument of the order of Grandmont, a movement of monastic reform dating from the 12th Century, this ancient Priory was restored by its private owners over the last century. The church and cloisters are particularly well conserved and the Priory is surrounded by a peaceful and attractive park. In the immediate vicinity of the Priory there are even more ancient monuments to be visited, including several impressive dolmens, megaliths and menhirs dating back to 2000 BCE. On the crest above the priory there are spectacular views over the Hérault valley and as far as the Mediterranean on clear days. To visit the Priory and its park, a paid visit is necessary, but many of the surrounding dolmens are accessible from the long distance footpath that passes above the Priory. From Montpellier, take the N109 in direction of Lodève, before turning off onto the D153 (direction St Privet. From the narrow but attractive route, the lane leading to the Prior y is indicated.
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