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Basilica of Saint-Nazaire, Carcassonne
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A basilica minor and a national monument, Basilica of Saint-Nazaire houses some of the most famous stained glass in the south of France. Historians believe the Visigoths built the original church on this site in the sixth century. The new cathedral was completed in the 12th century. The Gothic interior architecture and decorations include alternating round and square support pillars, the Saint-Pierre Vault, additional vaults with a Scandinavian influence, and the tomb of Bishop Radulphe. To visit Basilica of Saint-Nazaire on your holiday in Carcassonne, and find out what else Carcassonne has to offer, use our Carcassonne trip itinerary maker.
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  • Beautiful gothic and Romanesque church. Its stained glass windows are gorgeous. Go absolutely to understand the history of the city
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  • Free admission, visit warm if you're going to cite it from carcassone! Quite well preserved, very spacious and beautiful! Pity that did not have holy water to bless the entry!
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  • We were spoilt on our two visits by a Russian group that performs a few songs when there is a number of people in the church. Wonderful to hear and even bought the CD. Apart from that the church is fa...  more »