Cathedrale Sainte-Eulalie-et-Sainte-Julie d'Elne, Elne

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Elne Cathedral is a former Roman Catholic church located in the town of Elne in the County of Roussillon, France.It was the seat of the former Bishopric of Elne, which was transferred to the Bishopric and cathedral of Perpignan in 1601.The cathedral was consecrated in 1069. In 1285, during the Aragonese Crusade, French troops sacked the town and massacred the townspeople who had taken refuge in the cathedral.
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  • We visit the cloister and the Cathedral in the family. It is a pity that the Cathedral is not free. We enjoy the visit of the cloister, but in regards to the Cathedral we found it very dark and rather "bad taste", knowing that we visit every church, Chapel and Cathedral we have to compare... She is beautiful outside view but not at all welcoming inside.
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  • Built in the 11th and 12th century, modified until the 14th, this church, formerly episcopal see, is an essential step in the region. Its façade Western, where opens an austere Portal blue marble from Ceret, is framed of two towers-towers connected by a crenellated curtain wall, which is not for nothing in the general appearance of the building with the appearance of fortresses. Note the traces of fires from the capture of the city by the troops of the King of France Philippe the bold (1285) to the abutments of the wall. Inside: beautiful altarpieces. paintings and statuary of interest; Passion cross, so-called "links" (the outrages inflicted on Christ); baroque canopy; major organs; baptismal font. The cloister, located to the North with the monastery building, is of an incomparable richness, with its Romanesque and Gothic sculptures. Absolutely superb. Classified Historical Monuments by list of 1840 (cloister) and 1875 (Church).
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  • Nice very nice Cathedral, cloister and terrace very nice. Beautiful exhibition about archaeological excavations, sculptures...
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