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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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  • Construction on the lighthouse and the massive Romanesque arches continued to the Romanesque period. The summer organ concerts are discovering the virtues of this instrument. Stained glass (rosettes and tree of life, in particular) come to enlighten the transept. A very nice Trinity is often overlooked by visitors.
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  • They could certainly build these places well in the past,amazing gargoyles and statues,the one thing we found about this place is that it certainly was very tough on the mind.This I say as the unquisu...  more »
  • In La cité of Carcassonne is the beautiful basilica of Gothic style that worth a visit regardless of the religion of each one. Admission is free but the basilica closes at 18:00. You have some beautiful stained-glass windows and Church has artificial lighting on the inside, by what is complemented with the feel of a medieval town which gives it almost no city of Carcassonne.
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