Carcassonne Cathedral, Carcassonne

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Carcassonne Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Michel de Carcassonne) is a cathedral and designated national monument in Carcassonne, France. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Carcassonne and Narbonne.

The building was built in the thirteenth century as a parish church, dedicated to Saint Michael. Following war damage in the fourteenth century it was rebuilt as a fortified church.

In 1803 St. Michael's was elevated to cathedral status, replacing the earlier cathedral dedicated to Saints Nazarius and Celsus, now the Basilica of St. Nazaire and St. Celse.

St. Michael's is used by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.
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  • More austere and far less elaborate than the basilica in La Cité. We wondered in, did a circuit around the pews and then exited - in and out in three minutes. 
    More austere and far less elaborate than the basilica in La Cité. We wondered in, did a circuit around the pews and then exited - in and out in three minutes.  more »
  • This is a cathedral tucked in a corner of the new town. It is a nice visit but nothing outstanding. Difficult to get good pictures due to the narrow streets. Check opening times when you plan to... 
    This is a cathedral tucked in a corner of the new town. It is a nice visit but nothing outstanding. Difficult to get good pictures due to the narrow streets. Check opening times when you plan to...  more »
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  • Gothic churches are cool. Gothic fashion, not so much.
  • Impressive cathedral, with looming ambiance and sparkles of light shining through the stained glass. Only downside for the moment is the maintenance work around it, but once done the paths will be smooth and such.

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