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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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  • It corners on the market square. The town of Mirepoix is lovely with the history in the market square as well as market days. The cathedral is well worth a look inside if you like this sort of visit.  more »
  • Single nave without lower-rated one of the most extensive in Europe for this building that is surprising for its size and splendour of the German organ of the nineteenth
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  • nothing particularly welcoming, the history of the place yet rich isn't mentioned, for those who love the dead scene
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