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Bazas Cathedral, Bazas

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Bazas Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in Bazas, Gironde.Bazas was the seat of the Bishop of Bazas until the French Revolution and its main attraction is still the cathedral dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, so named because the blood of John the Baptist was venerated here. The cathedral dominates the town and stands at the east end of a wide, open space called the parvis.The cathedral dates mainly from the 13th-14th centuries, and was built on the model of the great Gothic cathedrals of northern France. The west front is unique with its three noticeable levels: the first includes the three Gothic portals retaining part of their original 13th-century sculpture; the second includes the rose window from 1537; and the third is a Neoclassical gable from 1723. The belfry on the north is part 11th century up to the openings.
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  • in the years we have lived in france,we had never been to bazas before,even though we live only about a hour away.so when friends said would we like to go with them for a drink one lunchtime,we agreed...  more »
  • Beautiful building of the 13th century in the heart of the city bazadaise. Do not miss the mass of the paloumayres with the hunting horns of the huntsmen of Epernon in October or the feast of fat oxen on 23 February.
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  • At the bottom of the main place bazadaise, the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Cathedral rises and sets on the horizon. Reflecting the city's episcopal past the building has survived the onslaught of time and history through systematic reconstruction efforts following the destruction. You must enter pillars, arches and stained-glass windows and enjoy the serenity of the place. Out in front should be kissing the panoramic view of the square, its historical façades and the prospect of the related streets. Then, you can work around the Cathedral by the garden of the chapter to observe the details of its architecture and contemplate the great point of view on the terrace on the surrounding hillsides.
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