Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence

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Built on the site of the first-century Roman forum of Aix, the Roman Catholic Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence is a French national monument. The house of the seat of the Archbishop of Aix, transformations to the church from the 12th century on are reflected in patches of Romanesque, Gothic and Neo-Gothic architecture. Take note of the bell tower, Roman columns, baptistery from a sixth-century Christian church, and the facade's four walnut doors. The doors feature four figures of the major prophets of the Old Testament. To visit Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence on your trip to Aix-en-Provence, use our Aix-en-Provence sightseeing tool .
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  • The Saint-Sauveur Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral located in the street Gaston de Saporta, in Aix-en-Provence. This building, built on the site of the ancient forum and, according to legend, on the foundations of an ancient temple dedicated to the God Apollo, brings together a multitude of architectural styles, because of the many changes she suffered over the centuries. The façade, there are three stages of construction of the building: first the naked of the nave Romanesque façade was built in the 12th century, followed a few years later by the wall made of blocks to bosses, keen on beds of oakum joints mounted. The only new element is the portal which closes the Gothic nave and which is dated from the 16th century. Around the Cathedral are built over the centuries of buildings which are joined him, as the building of the monastic community of canons (end of the 12th century) don't miss not buildings of the cloister (11th to 13th centuries) or the clocher(achevé vers en 1430) . 2 wooden doors carved of the entry are not always deployed: too bad.
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  • You get to discover the beauty of the Cathedral exterior leaves no sign... we can while walking see the different eras of construction, at the altar to the modern style and the triptych of the burning Bush... to do
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  • Really to do this tour. We had a remarkable guide who showed us all the symbolism of the capitals of the cloister without falling into proselytizing.
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  • I walked by by chance and went in to see it. Beautiful and well preserved.
  • A nice cathedral with some wonderful large paintings. A bit dark, but that is kind of usual. Got a special little tour into a normally locked side garden. The former Roman columns were quite well preserved. Worth a visit.
  • Excellent guide tour of claustre. Very detailed explanation and could see that she was really motivated. Recommended.
  • Beautiful cathedral!!
  • Nice cathedral but not especially different from other. Walking distance from city center.

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To explore the old town's shops, markets, and bookstores on foot, stay at one of the city's centrally located hotels. Just a short drive from this busy central area are a selection of luxurious villas, surrounded by formal gardens and private swimming pools. Though rather expensive, these elegant mansions provide a convenient base from which to explore the cultured area surrounding the city. For a cheaper alternative, look for private inns and B&Bs on the edge of town.
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