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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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  • nothing particularly welcoming, the history of the place yet rich isn't mentioned, for those who love the dead scene
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  • This is such an impressive church with many, many centuries represented. It needs a lot of restoration, some of which has been completed. A nice place to take a few minutes and stop to look at the wor...  more »
  • After the tour around the old town square, with many elements associated with witches, it is an open space where is the Cathedral, the external appearance is really Gothic but very sober so it is surprising that keeps inside. Wide and with a few precious stained glass windows that are mirrored in the apse area.
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