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Basilica of Saint-Nazaire

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Address: La Cite, Carcassonne, France
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Huge Gothic Romanesque building

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Big_Jeff_Leo
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St Helens, United Kingdom

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
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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.

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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.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a small but interesting cathedral in the incredible city of Carcassonne. It has an interesting history and is another must visit place within the old city walls.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Gosh I have given three stars to a large ancient cathedral which is free to enter and contains stained glass windows, historic architecture as well as providing quiet areas for contemplating and a calm religious atmosphere! It is within the ancient Cité of Carcassonne and architectural influential buildings are all around so unfortunately for me this was just another extremely... More 

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