Carcassonne Cathedral, Carcassonne Center

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.

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.
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  • Woke up early to tour the city without tourists. The cathedral is adjacent to our hotel. I was alone in the cathedral with the caretaker. It is a simple cathedral; elegant in its simplicity.  more »
  • What a beautiful old city - have been wanting to visit for some time and I loved it. The old city was lovely and very quiet when we visited as we were out of season but imagine it would be...  more »
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  • Beautiful Romanesque cathedral with low door. Painting of walls and columns a la Middle Ages is superb. Early Gothic additions near altar shows changes as church got bigger.
  • A beautiful cathedral. Sadly funds are probably limited and the building inside is showing signs of damp. Some of the wall art is peeling but its certainly worth a visit and if you need a quiet place to spend a few moments this is for you.

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