Basilica of St. Nazaire and St. Celse in Carcassonne


 

When you visit the medieval city of Carcassonne, you can see the Basilica of St. Nazaire and St. Celse.

 

Basilica of St. Nazaire and St. Celse in Carcassonne

 

Founded in 1096 on the grounds of an earlier church that may date from as far as the 6th Century. Finished in the 12th Century, it was originally of Roman style, but was enlarged in the 13th and 14th Century in gothic style and nowadays we can still see both styles cohabiting, even after Viollet-le-Duc‘s renovations.

 

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Basilica of St. Nazaire and St. Celse in Carcassonne

 

 

 


About David Billa

David was born and raised in the French South West. After a few years in the US and a few more in Paris, he finally settled down in Japan. He blogs here about his various experiences and travels, with an emphasis on his home country, France.

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