The village of St. Hilaire is famous for its ancient abbey, which was built in the 8th century. The abbey houses an
immaculately carved stone sarcophagus created by the famous 11th century artist known as the Master of Cabestany.
The abbey is also famous for the world's first effervescent wine, produced by the abbey's monks in 1531. The wine is
still produced today and is known as Blanquette de Limoux. The Slideshow has photos of the ancient abbey of St. Hilaire,
its cloister, the carved stone of the Master of Cabestany, and some of the beautiful carved wood in the church.
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