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The Notre Dame d’Alet Benedictine Abbey ruins – a historical monument in the south of France

The Notre Dame d’Alet Benedictine Abbey is located in Alet-les-Bains, the French commune of Aude, Occitania. The abbey’s first mentioning dates back to the 9th century.

The abbey location is in the former Razès county. Notre Dame d’Alet Abbey was elevated to the episcopacy rank between 1318 and 1801.

The abbey had a warlike appearance, surrounded by …

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Yellow Train, an important part of the Cultural and Tourist Heritage of the Eastern Pyrenees (France)

The Yellow train (fr. train jaune)

There is the railway station in Villefranche de Conflent from which you can reach Latour de Carol. The normal gauge railway tracks change at the Villefranche – Vernet-les-Bains railway station to a narrow gauge railroad, which is for the yellow tourist train.

The railway’s construction began in 1903 and …

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The Abbey of Fontfroide founded as Benedictine in the 11th century (1093) by the viscount Eimeric I of Narbonne

The Abbey of Fontfroide (fr. Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Fontfroide) is an abbey in the department of Aude, 14 km southwest of Narbonne, founded as Benedictine in the 11th century (1093) by the viscount Eimeric I of Narbonne ( 1080-1106) and became the Cistercian in 1145.

Today it remains almost intact. The cloister is from the 13th …

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Sant Sadurní d’Arenys d’Empordà is a religious building in the municipality of Garrigàs (Alt Empordà) included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia

Sant Sadurní d’Arenys d’Empordà (cat. Sant Sadurní d’Arenys d’Empordà) is a religious building in the municipality of Garrigàs (Alt Empordà) included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia.

The building of the temple of Sant Sadurní is located on a hill 2.5 kilometers from Garrigàs. This church has a single nave with a semicircular …

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The Sanctuary de la Mare de Déu de Lord is a church declared a cultural asset of national interest of Sant Llorenç de Morunys (Solsonès)

The Sanctuary de la Mare de Déu de Lord (cat. El Santuari de la Mare de Déu de Lord) is a church declared a cultural asset of national interest of Sant Llorenç de Morunys (Solsonès).

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It is a temple with one nave, covered with a barrel vault on transverse arches, and side chapels located between …

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Costa Daurada resorts

Spanish Mediterranean beaches. Costa Daurada

The Spanish coast stretches for several thousand kilometers. A small coastline stretch of the Tarragona province in Catalonia stands out among this length. Washed by the Balearic Sea, this coast is known in a tourist environment as the Costa Daurada, which means “golden coast” in Spanish. The region received …

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