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“Very old Basilica” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Basilica of Saint-Nazaire

Basilica of Saint-Nazaire
Ranked #5 of 69 things to do in Carcassonne
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very old Basilica”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Beautiful Rose windows similar to Notre Dame in Paris. Many tombstones, one engraved stone to Simon de Montefort, father to the one we know here.

Visited October 2012
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“Beautiful cathedral”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Thiswas a lovely serene cathedral. Peaceful after a hectic tour and gave us time to sit and think and chill after a very busy 3 days.

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Carshalton
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“Old, but unimpressive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

If you're in Carcassonne, then it's worth a visit, but don't go out of your way. I'm normally a big fan of cathedrals (and this was one until 100 years ago), but it left me cold. I much preferred the one in Toulouse.

Visited August 2012
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“Time your visit so you can hear the hymns!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

We were lucky to have gone to the cathedral at noon and heard the wonderful singing of hymns. The men who were singing were simply amazing--their voices filled the whole basilica--it made the whole experience surreal and memorable. I am not a religious person at all, but their voices gave me chills. The stained glass windows are beautiful. Love the exterior--with all the gargoyles. Terrific experience.

Visited September 2012
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“Impressive restoration”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

Compared to other medieval cathedrals this one is relatively small and not overly ornate. Notwithstanding that it is worth a visit and provides a welcome break from the hordes of tourists in the surrounding streets.

Visited August 2012
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