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“Great Stained Glass, pity the singers were Russian!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica of Saint-Nazaire

Basilica of Saint-Nazaire
La Cite, Carcassonne, France
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Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in Carcassonne
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Deal, United Kingdom
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“Great Stained Glass, pity the singers were Russian!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Greatly atmospheric, this dominant edifice which tops the ancient city. Some of the most interesting stained glass, very old, and a very peaceful atmosphere inside, cool from the heat outside. The 3 male singers added a nice touch with the slow, unaccompanied motets they sang every ten minutes. Very good! Surprised to find they were Russian, singing Russian stuff; surely some French singers would be more appropriate? Singing some Duruflé, or Fauré perhaps?

Visited June 2013
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“Lovely Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Absolutely everything in this town was beautiful and the Basilica was no exception. Plenty of candles to light.

Visited December 2013
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“Beautiful church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This church's stunning particularly the interior. The windows & the lighting creating a magical ambiance. It's also the perfect place in summer, it's cooler inside and there were not too much people inside while we were there which were great.

Visited August 2013
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Carcassonne, France
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“2 rose windows and lots of Gargoyles.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Basilica is lovely with two Rose windows, and a huge Bell, it is a great place to visit to get out of the heat as the interior is always cool. There is a good stone carving on the wall depicting a siege.
Outside there are numerous stone Gargoyles.
I was very happy to hear the 3 male singers who make the experience very special.
I love Carcassonne, it is a very special place, best visited though out of season when you can really enjoy the place.

Visited October 2013
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Robertson, Australia
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“Magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This was beautiful inside and we were so lucky as on the Sunday a trio of men sang beautiful chants which gave me goosebumps.
An unexpected delight.

Visited September 2013
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