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. Using our world travel planner, Perpignan attractions like Cathedrale St-Jean can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Great building. Lovely inside.you can pay for a candle to light and sit and contemplate. Amazing the ancient church, good to read the history outside too.  more »
  • Everything is in the title... a very beautiful monument that deserves that we stop... be sure to visit the campo santo just behind.
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  • Located in the heart of town in what was the medieval quarter of Perpignan, st John's Cathedral will let you discover without restraint, the Cathedral respect a human dimension, it highlights of many stained glass windows, paintings, sculptures, a very nice architecture. A place to discover simple visit or to take a little time for yourself...
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