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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  • August 17, 2017
    Very beautiful Basilica. Beautiful stained glass windows. Think to lift his head to admire the gargoyles. to visit without hesitation!
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  • August 16, 2017
    The place has a huge energy. The stone lace disputes the magic light of the exceptional stained glass windows. Do not forget the crypt. Saint Nazaire is worth a visit in the heart of the city. A small halt rejuvenate you for a long time.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Church located within the Cité. A quieter location in this clrreria of the alleys of the cité. It's a nice Church, although Gothic structure even remotely resembles the great churches of France. But part of the script.
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  • September 2, 2017
    Very nice building and I was lucky to hear a choir from Russia in the church. It was impressed.
  • June 15, 2017
    Ancient historic cathedral with amazing stained glass windows. Some concerts and singers perform here too!
  • February 24, 2017
    A beautiful and small cathedral that nobody that goes to Carcassonne should avoid. One must go of lovers of the Gothic style of this beautiful city.
  • March 24, 2017
    The main church in Carcassonne is a must-see if in the Cite. Beautiful both inside and out.
  • June 18, 2017
    Quite nice basilique.

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Although the picturesque La Cite is a tempting place to stay, consider the quieter and more affordable La Bastide Saint Louis down the hill. La Bastide provides easy access by foot to the walled La Cite for daily tours and peace and quiet after dark.
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