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Basilica of Saint-Nazaire

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Address: La Cite, Carcassonne, France

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Incredible and stunning with the glass work and stonework. A must see in Carcassonne. There is no entrance fee.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Catello L
Paris, France

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Incredible and stunning with the glass work and stonework. A must see in Carcassonne. There is no entrance fee.

Thank Catello L
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful stain glass windows, we were lucky enough to enter the church to find a Choir singing, an amazing thing to hear

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Cathedral was commissioned in 1096 and completed in the 12 th Century and reconstructed in the 13th Century and decommissioned as a Cathedral in 1803. It has some of the oldest stain glass windows in the south of France dating from the 1200's. It does have a crypt, however this was closed. It is certainly worth a visit while... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They could certainly build these places well in the past,amazing gargoyles and statues,the one thing we found about this place is that it certainly was very tough on the mind.This I say as the unquisution was very strong in this area. Good to stand and reflect.

Thank alexanderSpain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some lovely stained glass windows and an enjoyable visit although I wouldn't go out of my way to go there. We walked around the church for about 5 minutes and it was nice but not outstanding.

Thank Sarah L
Lamothe-Fenelon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This holds one of my favourite statues of Jean d'Arc! And if you're lucky, perhaps you'll have some live singing in their. The acoustics are amazing.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

impressed and grateful that we could visit such an outstanding and beautiful church! We experienced the peacefulness here. Thank you for preserving this amazing church. Must visit.

Thank vdsl90
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wandered in mid-afternoon to have a quick look around and ended up staying for an hour. As an amateur photographer I found the light just stunning. The bright blue Mediterranean light had colour bouncing off all of the column and structures, creating some beautiful light dappling. Quite atmospheric and restful. Even in November it was 24 degrees so the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Dark, peaceful & tranquil church - lovely Romanesque capitals, fantastic stained glass (go at different times of the day to appreciate the light, take some binoculars to study detail close up). Very informative leaflet €1 with details of church and in particular the stories represented in the windows. See the old multicoloured pieta statue.

Thank Alan C
Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

It was empty when we visited. I loved the stained glasses. Its nice to visit if you are already here.

Thank lindaalsuliman

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