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Église Saint-Nazaire

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Église Saint-Nazaire

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Place Saint-Nazaire La Cité, 11000 Carcassonne Center, Carcassonne France
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Christmas in Carcassonne is wonderful. We're going to explore the New Town area of the city, working through the Christmas markets and past the beautiful lights and decorations, through your camera or smartphone lens! <br><br>Our online community is accessible to all those taking part, and details of this will be offered to participants, at the end. We're Instagram friendly! Our tour is for photography beginners, for those with a real passion for taking snaps, and for those that know a thing or two about cameras. All welcome!
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Michael B wrote a review Sep 2020
Bellflower, California17306 contributions661 helpful votes
While walking round the ramparts of the citadel of Carcassonne we spotted the Roman Catholic church of Saints Nazarius and Celsus. The original church is thought to have been constructed in the 6th century during the reign of Theodoric the Great, ruler of the Visigoths. In 1096 Pope Urban II visited the town and blessed the sandstone building materials for the construction of the new cathedral. Construction was completed in the first half of the twelfth century. Around the end of the 13th century, the cathedral was reconstructed in the Gothic-Romanesque style. It remained Carcassonne's cathedral until 1803, when it lost the title to the present-day Cathedral Saint-Michel de Carcassonne. The Church of Saints Nazarius and Celsus obtained the status of historical monument in 1840. Around this time, the Architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc had renovated the church. forty-eight years later it was elevated to a minor basilica by the Roman Catholic church. TIP: If you intend to visited the church please wear appropriate clothing.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Sandro PB wrote a review Aug 2020
Helmsange, Luxembourg126 contributions45 helpful votes
We always like to look around old churches and cathedrals. This is a fine example and in excellent condition. Entrance is free
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Albywon wrote a review May 2020
Sydney, Australia11564 contributions1144 helpful votes
We live in a nearby village and visit The Medieval City frequently. I always stop at this beautiful church first, after walking the external ramparts after going through Porte Narbonne. YES IT IS OPEN Photos taken today. I was the only one inside!! The official ramparts are closed but the Citi itself is open and a few of the shops. Let's hope it is busier on 1st June when reopening is extended!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Shlomo A wrote a review Feb 2020
Yokneam Illit, Israel280 contributions109 helpful votes
As it is located in the old city it complements the visit. The lighting inside is very strong unlike other cathedrals.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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KateJourney wrote a review Jan 2020
Exeter, Canada185 contributions50 helpful votes
Photos of the famous windows in this church got my Facebook family talking about Saint Francis of Assisi and the meanings of the many trees evident in the windows. Sacred geometry in the building and the tomb of Simon de Montfort (famous for leading the Cathar Crusade that wiped out so many people) are features of this church.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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