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An exceptional priory

The former Prieuré de Cassan is a medieval treasure located in Roujan, in the Occitanie region of southern France, near Pezenas and at the gateway to the Parc Naturel du Haut Languedoc.

These centuries-old stones enjoy a privileged location, providing an unspoilt setting for the canons who founded their community under the rule of Saint Augustin.

The remarkable architecture of this historic monument combines Romanesque and classical styles, allowing you to immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the past.

An exceptional heritage in Occitanie

Peinture murale la Vierge à l'Enfant, XIIe siècle

1000 years of religious fervour

The Priory was founded in 1080, and very soon its community of canons became well known, with numerous relics enhancing the reputation of the place. From the 12th century, Cassan became the dynastic necropolis of the Trencavels (viscounts of Béziers, Carcassonne, Albi and Razès) and many prelates and lay dignitaries were buried there.

Grande façade ouest du Prieuré de Cassan

A remarkable architecture

Founded in the 11th century, this historic site offers a captivating immersion in the past, with its architecture blending Romanesque and classical styles.
Visitors are invited to explore the priory’s various rooms, former cloister and gardens, which bear witness to its architectural evolution over the centuries. The meticulous details of the vaults and sculpted motifs create an atmosphere steeped in history…

A natural setting

On the edge of the Haut Languedoc Regional Nature Park, Cassan stands between two ancient volcanoes : the Sainte-Marthe and Saint-Hilaire hills.

This unspoilt natural environment offers a panorama conducive to spiritual life.


Our adress 

Chateau Abbaye de Cassan – 34320 Roujan



Opening hours

Actually (april to june)

Open every day,  2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Last admission 6:00 pm

July  and august

Open every day,**   10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Last admission 6:00 pm

** July 9 to August 27, Tuesdays tour closes at 5:00 pm

In september

Open every day,  2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Last admission 6:00 pm

In october
Open every weekends, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Last admission 6:00 pm