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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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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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  • It wasn't on our list to see but found it by accident and decided to have a visit. It is beautiful and a four part Russian choir begun to sing a few songs in harmony and they were absolutely amazing! ...  more »
  • located withing an old city, its a true architectural gem, well worth see during Carcassonne visit; free entrance also  more »
  • This is a beautiful building. The stained glass windows are stunning. The Russian choir (Dojos) was a real bonus. Well worth a visit  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful church that shows a half completed conversion to the gothic style. The stain glass is stunning.