Elne Cathedral is a former Roman Catholic church located in the town of Elne in the County of Roussillon, France.It was the seat of the former Bishopric of Elne, which was transferred to the Bishopric and cathedral of Perpignan in 1601.The cathedral was consecrated in 1069. In 1285, during the Aragonese Crusade, French troops sacked the town and massacred the townspeople who had taken refuge in the cathedral.For travelers who use our world travel planner, Elne holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Elne Cathedral and Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Elne Cathedral and Museum Reviews
Chris XAugust 9, 2017
Very interesting cloister and cathedral! Well preserved, lots of interesting information and exhibits. more »
jacques TMarch 8, 2017
Magnifique cloître et petit musée en sous-sol très intéressant,belle vue panoramique depuis la terrasse. 6 € avec le pass pour visiter le cloître,le musée Térrus et la maternité Suisse. more »Beautiful cloister and small museum in the basement very interesting, beautiful panoramic views from the terrace. €6 with the pass to visit the cloister, the Terrus Museum and motherhood Switzerland.
5sspDecember 20, 2016
За небольшую плату мы посмотрели уникальный для юга Франции клуатр, построенный по канонам архитектуры XII века. Сам клуатр и его редкий декор почти не пострадали в годы войн и революции. Особенно зап... more »For a small fee we looked unique for the South of France, built the cloister 12th century architectural canons. The cloister itself and its rare decor is almost not affected by years of war and revolution. Especially remembered carved capitals of columns, all different and unique.
Jennifer LonghurstAugust 31, 2016
. A magnificent structure rising up on the plain of Roussillon. This is a solid structure, monolithic in appearance. The town of Elne - named after Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constantine - has at its centre the "Ville Haute " - the High Town. This is built on a huge rocky outcrop that is today invisible under the winding streets and houses bulit up over the centuries. Crowning this is the Cathedral and its Cloisters, with around them an open space from where you can peer down (take care!) into the busy streets below. .
Nico GJune 9, 2015
A masterpiece of Roman architecture set in a small village near Perpignan. Beautiful cloister. It was the seat of the former Bishopric of Elne, which was transferred to the Bishopric and cathedral of Perpignan in 1601.
Alain VITUAugust 23, 2017Beautiful edifice of the 11th century. Arches perfectly preserved Romanes. Beautiful contemporary chandeliers that demonstrate that modern art can coexist with the novel provided they are respectful of the site and its codes next to an also Romanesque cloister with magnificent sculptures on the tops of the colonnades.
Bert HuizingJune 13, 2017Cloite (cloister) and Cathedral. Worth it, it's impressive old ... Entrance 4.50. Information available in Dutch. That is pleasant. Free parking by the Maire. With parking disc, but that's not quite sure:-).
Jean-François CapdetJuly 24, 2017The beauty of the capitals of the columns of the cloisters is to discover. Remember to climb above the cloister, by a small staircase, to admire the plain of Roussillon.
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