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France - Haute Vallée de l'Aude
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- Très calme/Very peaceful
- Vues dégagées/Stunning views
- Viabilisé en bordure/Services adjacent
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Alet-les-Bains is located near a hot springs in Aude in the south of France. The village is roughly one and a half hours from the sea and one hour from a winter sports centre. To each side of the village, the mountains come to a height of 750 metres above sea level.
The origins of the abbey of Alet-les-Bains are unknown other than that of a priory in the eighth century. It was likely founded by Béra, viscount of Razés. By the twelfth century, it had much influence and many pilgrims. In 1318, the abbey became a bishopric in order to continue the fight against the Cathars; as it stayed until the French revolution. The diocese had eighty Parishes and spanned from Formiguères to Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet. A wall, with four gates, built in the twelfth century to protect the abbey can still be seen today.
The main sights of the town include: Abbey and cathedral of the seventh century; Medieval, fortified castle; Hotels of the twelfth and fourteenth centuries; Source of thermally heated water, discovered by the Romans over two thousand years ago; Thermal spa.
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