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The Chapitre in Saint-Paul

Listed as a historical monument, The ‘Chapitre’ is the most symbolic building in Saint-Paul.

Its heptagonal 17th century spire overlooks the city with a view of the valley and the rooftops of St. Paul, as well as the Gorges de Galamus and the Clue de la Fou..

Chapitre St-Paul-de-Fenouillet




Founded in the 8th century, the college, which was attached to the diocese of Alet, was rich and influential in the local administration and organisation until the late 18th century.

There is some remarkable plasterwork dating from the 17th century.

It was later sold and converted into private apartments. Once back in the public domain, major repair works were undertaken by the Ministry of Culture and Historic Buildings, and the town hall, to restore it to its original splendor.

It now houses a museum of arts and popular traditions, archeology, numismatics and minerals. A room on the ground floor is reserved for a particular exhibition of everyday life in the 19th century. Another room exhibits a collection of old tools used by village artisans, mainly wood turners.






opening hours

Summer : Monday to Saturday : 10h - 12h and 15h - 19h.
Out of season: Tuesday to Saturday : 10h - 12h and 14h - 18h.
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