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Cathedrale St-Jean, Perpignan
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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. Put Cathedrale St-Jean at the forefront of your travel plans using our Perpignan trip itinerary maker.
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  • A lovely serenity reigns here with a good smell of incense in the air. A break in the city center. Push the door.
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  • Visit to preferably in the company of a guide to the city the visit becomes truly rewarding
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  • A place of worship alive. It is rare these days. Fervor and love fill this place with the image of temples and churches in the South India. Real faith comes from people who pray there. It is also an architectural Marvel.
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