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Abbaye Sainte Marie d'Arles

Abbaye El Palau, Arles-sur-Tech, France
+33 4 68 83 90 66
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Beautiful abbey with an interesting history

The abbey is quite lovely and well worth a visit. It has an interesting history in that outside is... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Marilyn674
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Melbourne, Australia
Nice complex, including mysterious sarcophagus

You enter from the tourism office directly in the nice flowered cloister, from which you can enter... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
aa27
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
9 Oct 2016
“Beautiful abbey with an interesting history”
24 Jul 2016
“Nice complex, including mysterious sarcophagus”
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Abbaye El Palau, Arles-sur-Tech, France
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

The abbey is quite lovely and well worth a visit. It has an interesting history in that outside is a sarcophogus from which flows fresh water - the origin of which has a number of explanations. The abbey has a beautiful cloister while inside the...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

You enter from the tourism office directly in the nice flowered cloister, from which you can enter in the abbey, with its painted counter-absyde and baroque altars. Outside, a mysterious Visigoth sarcophagus, protected by a gate, isolated from the wall and the floor, from which...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Radio France holds regular concerts here with excellent musicians and the concert hall is a wonderful stone arched hall with an interesting acoustic, although somewhat uncomfortable chairs and the temperature can be quite warm in summer. There is usually a small buffet of local fruit...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Amazing abbey that is well worth the visit. Incredible altars, beautiful cloister and some old frescoes. This abbey has an interesting history, "miraculous water", and is very well maintained. It is worth the small entrance fee although surprising to find an entrance fee for a...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

If you're passing and driving pop in. If not, and you are planning to make a trip by public transport and go out of your way, it's not really worth it. There's nothing spectacular in either the architecture or the decoration. The town itself is...More

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