In 754, PÃ©pin d’Aquitaine founded an abbey on swampland in SorÃ¨ze, at the foot of the northern slope of the mountain.
Over the centuries, the abbey was destroyed and pillaged several times. King Louis XIII gave it to Dom BarthÃ©lÃ©my Robin in 1636, and he in turn restored the buildings and made the monastery an affiliate of the congregation of Saint-Maur. The Benedictines opened a school in 1682.
Louis XVI raised it to the rank of Ecole Royale Militaire in 1776 and its teaching drew in boarders from the far-off islands.
In 1854, with the arrival of Father Lacordaire, a Dominican, the school gained a new impetus and its fame spread well beyond the region and the borders of the country.
The rooms :
he HÃ´tel Abbaye Ecole de SorÃ¨ze is located in the south of the Tarn, in the lower foothills of the Montagne Noire, or Black Mountain, and within the boundaries of the Haut Languedoc Nature Park, 5 minutes from Saint-FerrÃ©ol Lake and 60 minutes from Toulouse, Albi and Carcassonne.
The complex is made up of 2 hotels: