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 Cathedral of Aix is built on the ancient Roman forum. We distinguish perfectly the eras of buildings: first the baptistery (not to be missed) and the garden of the cloister (which is unfortunately not available free, but subjected to paying visits!). Pay attention to the monumental organ: only the part to the left works, the right one is here for the effect of symmetry. Often there are organ concerts or organists repeat, it's a pleasure to capture these moments. A charming outdoor portico, also. Nothing else well remarkable, if not to think that Zola and Cézanne (among others) there were their devotions. In summer, coffee leaning to the left of the building is the freshest and the most wanted of the city (local Council!).
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  • Visit the feast of the Magi for the triptych, the garden of the cloister and the Roman remains is sublime
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  • Not to be missed. The very beginnings of Christianity in France through the modern age. It is beautiful and serene.  more »
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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.
  • Nice cathedral but not especially different from other. Walking distance from city center.
  • Historic but not spectacular. At least that's what I thought this morning. Looked much better tonight when there was a (free) Mozart concert being held there!
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