Mirepoix Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in the southwestern town of Mirepoix, Ariège, France.The foundation stone was laid by Jean de Lévis on the 6th May 1298. Construction continued, with interruptions, over the next six centuries. The cathedral was restored in 1858 and 1859 by Prosper Mérimée, and Eugène Viollet-le-Duc.The cathedral has the second widest Gothic arch in Europe, after that of the Girona Cathedral in Catalonia, Spain.It was formerly the seat of the Bishop of Mirepoix. The diocese, created in 1317, was abolished under the civil constitution of the clergy in 1790, and confirmed under the Concordat of 1801 and the territory divided between the Diocese of Carcassonne and the Archdiocese of Toulouse.A visit to Mirepoix Cathedral represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mirepoix trip maker site to plot your vacation.
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The former cathedral dates from the 12th C and is a fascinating example of how churches would have been painted and coloured in mediaeval times. The nave has the second widest span in the whole of Eur... more »
cette ancienne cathédrale présente des orgues exceptionnelles; le lieu est charmant, même si les dimensions sont imposantes. Les vitraux sont en un bon état de conservation. more »This old cathedral presents exceptional organs; the place is lovely, even if the dimensions are impressive. The windows are in a good state of conservation.
We were very pleasantly surprised by this beautiful spot.The cathedral is a lovely example of medieval religious art. The internal paintings have been restored and are their glass windows are beautifu... more »
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