A Roman Catholic cathedral and the seat of the Archbishop of Lyon, Cathedrale St-Jean dates back to the 12th century. The Bourbon chapel is widely considered a masterpiece of 15th-century sculpture. In the cathedral sits the 14th-century Lyon astronomical clock, a sophisticated, highly sculptural mechanical clock featuring moving celestial bodies and religious figures. The two crosses to the right and left of the altar symbolize the union of the two churches. Also look for the grand cathedral organ with 30 stops, three keyboards of 54 notes, and pedals for 27. The ornate front elevation of the cathedral stands as a prime example of French Gothic architecture. Using our world travel planner, Perpignan attractions like Cathedrale St-Jean can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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It does smell a bit odd. Located in the Historic area. The stained glass windows give off an amazing effect. It’s a dark effect overall.
It does smell a bit odd. Located in the Historic area. The stained glass windows give off an amazing effect. It’s a dark effect overall. more »
A surprise for everyone. The outside is quite plain but the interior is richly ornate. Discovered this by riding the little tourist train which revealed an area of the city that I was unaware of as...
A surprise for everyone. The outside is quite plain but the interior is richly ornate. Discovered this by riding the little tourist train which revealed an area of the city that I was unaware of as... more »
We can admire this architecte unique in Perpignan, so amazing for that, not far Tourism Office, there are some cafétéria and restaurant around.
We can admire this architecte unique in Perpignan, so amazing for that, not far Tourism Office, there are some cafétéria and restaurant around. more »
Beautiful cathedral at the heart of the Perpignan, dedicated to St John the Baptist. I love the Catalan Gothic style and the seven cross-vaults are all different beauties. Highly recommended visit, not only in Summer when it's so warm outside ;-)
Beautiful cathedral in a beautiful city, the each chapel is stunning. When I visited the church was beautifully decorated for Easter. Tip: the interior of the church remains cool even on hot days in Perpignan. ;).
Gorgeous cathedral. You could spend hours examining alle the beautiful detailed works of art!
It’s really beautiful it’s really what you expect of a cathedral
Perpignan Cathedral is a must see if you are visiting Perpignan. It is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in the town of Perpignan in Languedoc-Roussillon. It is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. The cathedral was built in the Catalan Gothic style, because of its association with the Kingdom of Majorca. It has a wide nave made of seven cross-vaults, and features a short transept and apse, whose vault features seven keys.
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