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Address: 5 Place Monseigneur de Langle | Saint-Papoul, 11400 Saint-Papoul, France
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+33 4 68 94 97 75

This former benedictine abbey was founded during the 8th century. It used...

This former benedictine abbey was founded during the 8th century. It used to be a bishop see from 1317 to 1789, after which, it was abandoned until it was listed as Historical Monument during the 1840s.Discover the 14th century cloister with its sculpted capitals, the former cathedral with all its decorations, and also the Master of Cabestany's sculptures (12th century).Following which, you can visit the former fortified village which has kept its medieval character.

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Abbey by a medieval village

This abbey is sited next to a very pretty medieval village. Both abbey and village are well worth a visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

A charming abbey in a very nice setting. A nice peaceful surrounding and a surprising discovery in the area coming from les Cammazes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

This abbey is sited next to a very pretty medieval village. Both abbey and village are well worth a visit

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Just don't bother, cloisters with red flowers 8th century with decapitated St. Paul.really not worth the detour, better go on to Montolieu for pretty town an easy chill out

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Lovely cloisters and not much else. Can look round in twenty minutes. Best bit is the peace and quiet. Nice bar down the road though.

Thank Page2302
Carcassonne, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

The environs of Saint Papoul are very pretty in rolling countryside and the little village itself very pleasant. The Abbey seems to be closed a great deal and is not to my mind anything exceptional to warrant making an out of the way stop over. Could be disappointing given the Abbeys and ruins to choose from in the wider area.

Thank Sheri L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

Not far from Castelnaudry in a pretty village. Some unusual carved capitals which are reproduced in the small exhibition so you can see the details properly. Visit on your way to Saissic castle.

Thank Mary L
Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

... not much else to see. You can do the visit in about 20mn. The church and the cloister are the only 2 things to see. I don't regret visiting it but i won't be recommending the detour either.

Thank sophie n
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

This is a nice abbey to visit if you are passing by or reasonably near. Not much to it but interesting nonetheless. Items in the shop are a little expensive for what they are. Roadworks in the town make it a little hard to find and the signs disappear so you have to guess where it is - just go... More 

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