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Lézat sur LèzePrestigious heritage of an ancient abbey

Lézat s/ Lèze, picturesque and captivating

With its rich historical heritage, picturesque landscapes and warm conviviality, Lézat-sur-Lèze is an ideal destination for lovers of history, nature and tranquility. Explore its narrow streets, discover its medieval abbey and enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Lèze river that runs through the town. A true haven of peace for a rejuvenating vacation.

Former monastery


Founded in the 11th century, Lézat-sur-Lèze Abbey has played a central role in the commune’s history. Originally established as a Benedictine monastery, the abbey prospered for centuries before being destroyed during theWars of Religion.

Today, only the roofs and some of the shop fronts bear witness to its former grandeur, offering visitors a fascinating glimpse of its prestigious heritage.



Through the centuries, Lézat-sur-Lèze has gained sacred renown thanks to the relics brought back by Roger II on his 11th-century crusade.

Among them, that of Saint-Antoine d’Égypte, healer of skin diseases, including “St. Antoine’s fire” (zona). Pilgrims are invited to pray before the relics, touch them with a cloth, then go to the hermitage to wash with water from the sacred spring. This tradition continues to relieve burns and skin ailments, attracting visitors in search of healing.

The highlight of the show

Saint Anthony's Day

This is a not-to-be-missed event where the village is decked out in floral beauty in June. In addition to religious traditions and festive entertainment, the streets are transformed into a spectacle of color with the tradition of the jonchée fleurie. Locals decorate the streets with flower petals, creating an enchanted path for the processions.

It’s a true immersion in a festive and fairytale atmosphere where nature unites with tradition to offer a unique spectacle.

the celebration of


Travel back in time through the captivating legend of Sainte-Appolonie, recounted in Jacques de Voragine’s famous Golden Legend. This saint, venerated in Alexandria in the 3rd century, dedicated her life to the Virgin and the care of the sick.

Today, Saint Appolonie is honored as the patron saint of dentists, and visitors can take part in a special celebration where a tooth is “passed” over the gums of infants, accompanied by a lucky medal. Meet every Saturday at 3pm at St-Jean-Baptiste church.

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