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. Our Carcassonne road trip planning tool makes visiting Basilica of Saint-Nazaire and other Carcassonne attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • currently under renovation but nonetheless very pretty; particularly well ornate altar. pretty stained glass; a review after completion of the ongoing work
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  • Basilica which you can visit for free. It is quite nice although I do not deny that expected me more from the visit.
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  • We stumbled across this stunning 6th century church inside the fortress by accident. As we wandered in, we felt calmness as all the visitors (bar a few) remained quite quiet. The ceilings are really h...  more »
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  • Very nice building and I was lucky to hear a choir from Russia in the church. It was impressed.
  • Ancient historic cathedral with amazing stained glass windows. Some concerts and singers perform here too!
  • 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.
  • The main church in Carcassonne is a must-see if in the Cite. Beautiful both inside and out.
  • Quite nice basilique.

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Where to stay in Carcassonne

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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