Alet les Bains Abbey Alet les Bains, France

The Abbaye Sainte-Marie d'Alet is situated between the Aude river and the Pyrenees mountains in the heart of Cathar country. It is considered by some to be the most beautiful ruin in France.

Alet - les - Bains Abbaye

Facts & Stats

Best Known As
Alet les Bains Abbey
Full Name
Alet les Bains Abbey
Also Known As
Abbaye d'Alet-les-Bains
Abbaye Sainte-Marie d'Alet
42.995900° N, 2.255191° E  (map)

Further Resources

  1. Abbaye d'Alet-les-Bains. Architecture Religieuse en Occident . "Il ne reste de l'abbaye que de splendides vestiges romans, dont les couleurs variées (ocre, violet, gris clair...) sont embrasées par le soleil."