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Elne Cathedral and Museum, Elne

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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.
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  • Beautiful cathedral , lovelt town ,minteresting history , and good museum , great panoramic views from the top of the village where the tourist information office is  more »
  • Firstly neither of these places are disabled friendly, wheelchair access none. Cloister very enjoyable with plenty to see. View from the roof only for the abled bodied. Church accessed from outside. M...  more »
  • I have family in Elne so I've visited it a few times already and always love to have a walk around its historical centre and their cathedral with such amazing views. Probably better if you get there a...  more »
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  • . 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. .
  • 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.
  • A little detour that's worth the look. Cloister and old streets with a view on the Albères and the canigou. Before the beach quiet time.
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  • Places very friendly with nice view loaded history.
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  • Authentic place with a great view and a village.
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