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Lourdes – the second most important tourist center of France after Paris

LOURDES IS THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT TOURIST CENTER OF FRANCE AFTER PARIS AND THE THIRD MOST IMPORTANT AFTER THE RELIGIOUS CENTER OF ROME AND THE HOLY LAND

Lourdes (French: Lourdes) is a French municipality located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department of the Occitanie region.

Being the center of the Catholic pilgrimage since 1858, the city annually receives 6 …

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St. Papoul Abbey is one of the Nineteen Gems of Architecture and an Important Religious Center of the Cathar Country

St. Papoul Abbey (fr. L’Abbaye de Saint-Papoul) is the former Benedictine abbey located in Saint-Papoul, a few kilometers from Castelnaudary and Carcassone, in the Montagne foothills.

It is one of the nineteen gems of architecture and an important religious center of the Cathar country (Pays Cathare), which is a historical area in the South of France.

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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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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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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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