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The village of St. Papoul, France has a population less than 1000 persons. It is an ancient village, founded with an abbey built there in the 8th century. Some sections of the church still stand that were built in the 12th century. In addition to the church's distinguished age, it boasts a fine collection of carved stone figures that are attributed to the Master of Cabestany. This sculptor is believed to have lived in the latter half of the 12th century. His identity is unknown. Although his work has survived all these many hundreds of years, it has only been within the last 100 years that his collected works have been attributable to him, a singular artist. His work spans across southern Europe and has become quite famous for its distinctive style. I hope you enjoy the Slideshow or simply browsing the individual photos of St. Papoul below.

The next page of photos of the cities, towns, and villages of France can be seen at: Photos of St. Pierres des Champs, France. See all TheWorldinLight has to offer at Destinations and Topics.

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photo of a St. Papoul street
St. Papoul Street #7578
This photo shows the city gate through the medieval walls around the ancient village of St. Papoul, France.



photo of the Abbey de St. Papoul in France
Abbey de St. Papoul #7846
The Abbey of St. Papoul was founded in the 8th century.



photo of Abbey St. Papoul in France
Abbey de St. Papoul #7501
The little village of St. Papoul was enjoyable to explore, with its ancient abbey and church.



photo of the cloister in the Abbey St. Papoul
St. Papoul Cloister #7511
This photo shows part of the attractive cloister in the St. Papoul Church.



photo of the Abbey St. Papoul cloister
St. Papoul Cloister #7569
The age of the ancient church and abbey are part of what makes a visit here quite interesting.



photo of a carved figure in the Abbey St. Papoul
St. Papoul Carved Figure #7490
The village of St. Papoul is famous for a collection of stone carvings now attributed to the 12th century sculptor known as the Master of Cabestany.



photo of a carved figure in the Abbey de St. 
Papoul
St. Papoul Carved Figure #7491
The stone figures on the St. Papoul Church - once raised to Cathedral status by the Catholic church - are thought to have been created by the 12th century artist known as the Master of Cabestany.



photo of Abbey St. Papoul carved figure
St. Papoul Carved Figure #7492




photo of a figure carved in stone in the Abbey St. Papoul in France
St. Papoul Carved Figure #7493




photo of a carved figure in the Abbey St. Papoul
Work of the Master of Cabestany #7484




stone figure carved by the Master of Cabestany in the Abbey St. Papoul in France
Work of the Master of Cabestany #7497




an example of the work of the Master of Cabestany in the Abbey St. Papoul
Carved Figure #7499




photo of the nave in the St. Papoul church
St. Papoul Church Nave #7523




photo of a figure carved in a church seat in St. Papoul
St. Papoul Seat Figure #7547
The inside of the Church of St. Papoul is also adorned with many ancient and beautiful carved wooden choir seats.



photo of a figure carved in the wooden seat at St. Papoul
St. Papoul Seat Carving #7548




photo of a carved church seat in St. Papoul, France
Carved Seat #7551




photo of stained glass in St. Papoul
St. Papoul Stained Glass #7555




photo of stained glass in St. Papoul
St. Papoul Stained Glass #7539




photo of St. Papoul stained glass
St. Papoul Stained Glass #7540
These photos show some of the stained glass of the Church of St. Papoul. See more photos of stained glass at Stained Glass of France.



photo of stained glass in St. Papoul
St. Papoul Stained Glass #7541




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