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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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  • Must see, we can't go to Perpignan without entering the Cathedral St. John. To visit.
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  • Beautifully restored, is steeped in history. For lovers of architecture and sacred. Too bad that the roofs are not open to the public, the view from up there is amazing!
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  • 來到此小鎮, 一定要放慢腳步, 慢慢地觀賞品嘗。 大教堂是此小鎮最具有觀光的景點之一, 與歐洲的教堂差別不大, 此鄉間地方感覺相當靜謐。