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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.PutCarcassonne Cathedral into our Carcassonne online trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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.
Carcassonne Cathedral reviews
The Cathedral is impressive for its size and location inside the fortress. However it is a bit disappointing. It's not very charming. It's a monument that needed more assistance to become more...
The Cathedral is impressive for its size and location inside the fortress. However it is a bit disappointing. It's not very charming. It's a monument that needed more assistance to become more... more »
I highly recommend seeing the cathedral in the middle of carcassonon. It only takes a few minutes and is easily accessible with no cost. The architecture is amazing and is worth a visit. Come here to.... more
I highly recommend seeing the cathedral in the middle of carcassonon. It only takes a few minutes and is easily accessible with no cost. The architecture is amazing and is worth a visit. Come here to.... more »
We attended Sunday mass here and it was very solemn. I liked how the stained glass provided the church different light shades. Nice church for quiet contemplation and prayer.
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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