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Mirepoix Cathedral, Mirepoix
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Mirepoix Cathedral is in the town of Mirepoix, Ariège, in the south west of 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 .It was formerly the seat of the Bishop of Mirepoix. The diocese, created in 1317, was abolished under the Concordat of 1801 and the territory divided between the Diocese of Carcassonne and the Archdiocese of Toulouse.
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  • Large Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Mauritius, in a relatively small town of Mirepoix. We came here after walking through the old streets bastidy. Any Gothic buildings in Qatari lands look unusual. On information inside the temple, it restored the proverbial Viollet-le-Duc:)
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  • a cathedral in special dimensions, and most, models to understand the various stages of construction.
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  • like any monument of that time real interest visited and understand its history, always exciting for fans
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