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Worth stopping in

We were staying near Saint Papoul, so drove by the Abbaye every day. We decided to have a look... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2019
Cathy W
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Mississauga, Canada
Great Abbey - with blood and mystery (religious of course)

There appears to be two references to this Abbey so I will write in both. The top of his head is... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2017
126iana
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Jun 24, 2019
“Worth stopping in”
Oct 11, 2017
“Great Abbey - with blood and mystery (religious of course)”
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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5 Place Monseigneur de Langle, 11400 Saint-Papoul, France
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Reviewed June 24, 2019

We were staying near Saint Papoul, so drove by the Abbaye every day. We decided to have a look. There was an very good pamphlet (in multiple languages) explaining what we were looking at. For us Canadians, it was amazing to see that this structure...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Cathy W
AbbayedeSt-Papoul, Responsable relations clients at Abbaye de Saint-Papoul, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2019

I thank you for your opinion.

Reviewed October 11, 2017

There appears to be two references to this Abbey so I will write in both. The top of his head is missing!!! Why would this not appeal to small boys? There are icons and pictures everywhere. The entrance fee - if you have a Cathar...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

There appears to be two references to this Abbey so I will write in both. The top of his head is missing!!! Why would this not appeal to small boys? There are icons and pictures everywhere. The entrance fee - if you have a Cathar...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 126iana
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

We visited the abbey with our 2 kids (3&5). There was actually not much to see, the church is very average only the cloister part is quite nice. If you pass by it, you could visit (entrance is 5€ which is quite high for a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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AbbayedeSt-Papoul, Responsable relations clients at Abbaye de Saint-Papoul, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2017

I regret that you do not have appreciete the visit. There is a complet guidebook in english to discover the church, the cloister, the refectory and the village. There is also an exhibition on the Master of Cabestany, a famous roman sculptor, who is translated...More

Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Pretty little village with a beautiful old Abbey. The church inside is worthy the entrance fee alongside the pretty cloisters. Worth a visit and certainly worth buying a Inter-site passport to get some money off

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed February 20, 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed September 20, 2015

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

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank cora v
Reviewed August 18, 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

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed August 16, 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.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed July 9, 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....More

Date of experience: July 2015
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