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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  • Beautiful Cathedral, outside and inside with crosses hanging. outside in very good condition. imposing whole.
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  • Cathedral outside the medieval city at La Bastide than this currently in restoration. By was restored gargoyles of great beauty. Inside collides new embellishments as the crosses that hang from the ceiling with a blue band that clash in my opinion. If you go with little time spend on the Basilica of San Nazarien at La Cité
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  • Although quite small the cathedral is well worth a visit. The stained glass is incredible as are a couple of the chapels and statues. When we were there there was a 4 man choral group singing Russian ...  more »
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  • I beautiful church worth a visit.
  • World wonder, a bit exepensive but worth the price.
  • So so so much fun there can't wait to go again!!!!!!😎😝😜😂🤓😋
  • Lovely acoustic (sang mass in here), and great to get out of the summer heat!
  • 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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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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