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Interesting Abbey with some unique elements

The Caunes Abbey is perhaps hot the most impressive but it is authentic and has recently undergone... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Caunes-Minervois, France
Walking tour de l'abbaye de Caunes

We spent about an hour, touring the abbeys. We were lucky that the current art exhibit was Spirou... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Pickering, Canada
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Visit the Benedictine monastery with its gothic Church, 18th century cloisters and the oldest southern French Romanesque apse. You can also explore the crypt and the underground medieval cloister.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Place De L'eglise | Caunes-Minervois, 11160 Caunes-Minervois, Carcassonne, France
+33 4 68 78 09 44
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

The Caunes Abbey is perhaps hot the most impressive but it is authentic and has recently undergone some traditional renovations. It is a bit off the normal tourist routes so almost never crowded and sometime you will have the place too yourselves. It usually has...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank richornsby
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We spent about an hour, touring the abbeys. We were lucky that the current art exhibit was Spirou, so the kids enjoyed that!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 3Marc3
Reviewed 23 June 2018

An interesting abbey but not that much to see. The church is beautiful on the inside. The grounds on the outside is not very well maintained.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This was actually a site that I seem to have liked better than my wife. In her journal, she wrote, "The Abbaye of C-M was small and very plain, including the cloister. We saw an art exposition of the French cartoon Boule & Bill. ....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

A beautiful place, parts of which going back well over a thousand years. The Abbaye also boasts contemporary exhibitions, well worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank EricCheshire
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We were amazed to find this Abbaye in the small town of Caunes Minervois. There are other sites in and near town worth visiting, but the Abbaye is a highlight and part of a national or regional association of historical places to visit. The Minervois...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JoelY55490
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Erm... lovely but not much to see, unless I missed something, yes there was a lot of history from 795 onwards, but nothing about who lived there and what they did. There was an Expo of Billy and Buddy, or Boule et Bill, which covered...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 126iana
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Standing in the centre of Caunes-Minervois the bell tower is can easily be seen above the roof tops and is well signposted. Entrance is 12€ but is worth it.You will receive a copy of a guide in English,or a few other languages, which sets out...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sallepenche
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely historic Abbey in Caunes. Good tourist information in English if required. They sell nice wine too!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Tim H
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The Abbaye is quite lovely, with several levels -- including the original basement. There's also a marble museum inside. A nice diversion, easily done in an hour.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Linda S
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