Inauguration of the cloister

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On 18th September 2012, the cloister was inaugurated, after four years of work:

The Abbot of St. Mary’s Abbey welcomes the guests.
The Architect of Historic Monuments, Mr. Jean-Louis Rebiere, presents the architecture of the cloister and the work undertaken.
Mr. Mortegoutte, CEO of the Parisians Masons, presents the patronage operation his company performed for the Abbey of St. Mary of Lagrasse.
The Prefect of Aude, Mr. Eric Freysselinard, congratulates the different actors of this major restoration in which the State contributed.
A large audience gathered to celebrate the event.

The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Luigi Ventura, who came to celebrate the restoration of the Abbey where a religious community lives, blessed the cloister after the speeches.