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. Put Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and other Aix-en-Provence attractions into our Aix-en-Provence vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I give only 3 points because unfortunately on my trip to Aix I found some construction going on right on the square, which did not allow me to enter the Cathedral. So my judgment concerns only the exterior. The Cathedral is very effective anyway and also recommend a spin through the square that picks up other important buildings. Definitely a very characteristic and typical of Aix-en-Provence.
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  • The cathedral is very interesting because it is built both gothic and romantic - the differences are seen very well inside. The church organ that is inside is also very interesting.  more »
  • This Cathedral is especially the effort because of its magnificent monastery garden. Thanks to the goodwill of m. Le Vicaire we were allowed to walk around here. The Cathedral itself is not particularly. Too bad the triptych of Maria around the Bush was closed.
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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 and its cloister
  • Nice cathedral but not especially different from other. Walking distance from city center.

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Where to stay in Aix-en-Provence

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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