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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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  • Traditional cathedral...avoid the ' tour guides' that are just there to fleece you and are not official guides inside is amazing . I Googled and got the history and info on my phone as all tourist inf...  more »
  • Not a large cathedral compared to those of other cities but very beautiful and situated right in the heart of the city.  more »
  • We went to the 11am mass on Sunday morning and found it easy to follow and very welcoming. Two children were baptised during the service and at the end there was a blessing for engaged couples. It is ...  more »