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Ancient church in a natural setting

This modest looking church has a beautiful interior and stunning views of a river gorge. People... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Linda S
Hidden Gem

It was an accident, we were out for a drive and well there it was. A Church with no visable... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
East of england
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D115, Caunes-Minervois, France
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

This modest looking church has a beautiful interior and stunning views of a river gorge. People picnic on the grounds, which is not surprising, given the views. The church has a history connected to pilgrimages to Lourdes. It is close to the marble quarry which...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

It was an accident, we were out for a drive and well there it was. A Church with no visable congregation. In the surrounding area there is an interesting walk around the stations of the cross .... inside the church there are some nice stained...More

Thank thebuns
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Notre Dame du Cros is a lovely old church just outside of Caunes Minervois. It is a destination of tranquil beauty where one can visit the old church and also enjoy the surrounding peacefulness in the river gorge. It is also a great place to...More

Thank richornsby
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you are seeking peace or spiritual mindfulness, this small church in the hills will assist you. Located on an east to Western France pilgrim's trail, this is a place of calmness with beautiful small shrines along the paths. You can drive or walk from...More

Thank dmjnTrausse
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Always visit Notre dame du Cros. A peaceful haven filled with history. Also a great place to start a walk and perhaps visit the marble quarry

Thank 222crawford
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It is a very beautifull church, Just a few things need some extra care in restauration. But the most fascinating part of the visit is the source. You walk around the church, into a little field where you find in the back the source of...More

Thank Georges V
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We first discovered Notre Dame du Cros 10 years ago, and have visited it many times. The little chapel is charming, but there are many more places to discover in the valley. The chapel is the site of an ancient healing spring, and there is...More

Thank Pip T
Reviewed 11 March 2016

This church near Caunes-Minervois is worth the visit. Its history includes passage of the pilgrims going to Lourdes in SW France and has a beautiful interior. It is also a terrific place for hiking in the hills and picnics.

Thank dmjnTrausse
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We tried twice to see this church, once after the info clerk at the Abbey told us it was a 1 kilometer walk (we gave up after 2 miles) and then a few days later we drove there with another couple and it was closed....More

Thank 22man
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Just outside Caunes - a deeply spiritual chapel in beautiful countryside, with a walk uphill past the 12 stations of the cross, and a fabulous picnic area with stone tables and benches (by the river which leads to a rock-climbing area). French families come with...More

Thank parsimony
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