Carcassonne Cathedral, Carcassonne

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Carcassonne Cathedral is a cathedral and designated national monument in Carcassonne, France. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Carcassonne and Narbonne.The building was built in the thirteenth century as a parish church, dedicated to Saint Michael. Following war damage in the fourteenth century it was rebuilt as a fortified church.In 1803 St. Michael's was elevated to cathedral status, replacing the earlier cathedral dedicated to Saints Nazarius and Celsus, now the Basilica of St. Nazaire and St. Celse.St. Michael's is used by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.
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  • July 27, 2017
    Somehow, Saint-Michel has made little impression than St. Vincent. Although, of course, a good Church-beautiful stained glass, interesting altars.
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  • July 26, 2017
    A surprising combination of styles. The juxtaposition of the novel and the Gothic remains harmonious. Impressive stained glass. By what phenomenon makes too hot in this church while one would expect to freshness in this type of building.?
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  • July 25, 2017
    The Cathedral of Saint-Michel de Carcassonne is a building of Gothic style in the 13th century, which was built by order of King Luis IX of France. The Cathedral was impaired in the incendiod and the Bastide of Saint Louis by the troops of the Black Prince in 1355 and to rebuild it were added to fortified parts, so was the tower with military aspect that is on the side of the apse was built. In 1803 was transferred the episcopal see becoming the new Cathedral of Carcassonne. It has beautiful stained glass windows of colors that would be from the 14th century. It is interesting to visit the Church with a tour guide (you offer a guided tour by Carcassonne Tourist Office included in the tourist pass of the city), that can learn a lot about the history of this city and this building, and its intricate relationship with the religious movement of the Cathars (or albingenses) that were very strong in the city and were very well connected politically with the site authorities , but they were attacked by the official Roman Apostolic Catholic Church of the time, which declared them heretics.
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  • September 3, 2017
    I beautiful church worth a visit.
  • July 20, 2016
    World wonder, a bit exepensive but worth the price.
  • April 1, 2016
    So so so much fun there can't wait to go again!!!!!!😎😝😜😂🤓😋
  • January 9, 2016
    Lovely acoustic (sang mass in here), and great to get out of the summer heat!
  • August 22, 2017
    Beautiful gothic church with Romanesque touches. The stained glass windows of the apse give the Temple a luminous beauty as well as lateral rosettes. Another place of the beautiful Carcassonne.
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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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