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Basilica of Saint-Nazaire

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Address: La Cite, Carcassonne, France

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Fantastic stained glass windows

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank lindaalsuliman
St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The scale is huge and the stonework substansive and the stained glass is lovely particularly the Rose Window. Not as ornate as some similar Churches and spartan in some places. The Organ was very impressive as was the candle displays.

Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The outside of the basilica is simply beautiful with very intricate carved characters, but inside is simply a shell, with just a few pews remaining, the stained glass was OK, but there were several that were either broken or bricked up.

Thank Andy T
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a must visit if your in the La Cite. The two tree of life windows are worth the visit. Check out the change from Roman to Gothic architecture. Light a candle for peace.

Thank veterantraveller2016
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were spoilt on our two visits by a Russian group that performs a few songs when there is a number of people in the church. Wonderful to hear and even bought the CD. Apart from that the church is fairly interesting in the way it represents both Romanesque and Gothic styles.

Thank CJT007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We were in Toulouse in last Christmas and visited this place. This appeared to me one of the most appealing and one of the best medieval city. We reached here on our Day 4 by train. We took 08-15am train and reached at Carcassion station at 9-25am. It was 70 mins journey from Toulouse Matabieu rail station and the fare... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Called here many times, once we went to mass here on a Sunday and there was a local christening. Good to see this is still a place of worship after all the centuries so much history in this building. Sometimes you can be lucky to hear singer performing in the church, I was there once and there was 3 tenors... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A Basilica it isn't. There is no active parish, bishop or congregation and it is free so the church is usually packed with tourists. The architecture is interesting as are the windows and statuary. There is seating for about 1,000 and it is cool and dry so rest them weary bones.

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The first Romanesque Cathedral was built here from 1096 on, but Saint-Nazaire is now classified as a basilica. The 14th century stained glass windows are exquisite. It exudes tranquility and peace. Take a break and renew your spirit in these inspiring surroundings.

Thank WellTraveledChicago

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