A little history of Lagrasse abbey

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Lagrasse was called after a man known as Crassus, and from the Latin name gracia, "grace"...

In 788, abbot Nymfridius (also nicknamed Nébridius, future bishop of Narbonne) came here with monks, in this desert place called Lovalias.

Lords gave them lands, and monks started to clear, plant vineyard, and above all raise a church and an abbey.

In the 9th century, an abbey called Our-Lady of Lagrasse was mentioned.