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“Beautiful church”

Basilica of Saint-Nazaire
Ranked #5 of 70 things to do in Carcassonne
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful church”
Reviewed November 27, 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.”
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Magnificent”
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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Cranfield, England, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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“View this on the guided walking tour”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Of itself, this is nothing really special - it's like so many other ecclesiastical buildings in France. However, its significance is really brought home if you visit it as part of the walking guided tour around Carcassonne. In this context, it's absolutely fascinating.

Visited October 2013
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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“A restful retreat from the bustle.”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

A lovely church to retreat from the outside bustle on a hot day. Beautiful windows bring multi-coloured light into this 13th Century building. Such a pleasant change from the very ornate surroundings of most of the more modern Catholic churches. We were especially fortunate to be there when three members of the Doros Russian Ensemble treated us to two stunning pieces from their repertoire. A capella singing at its best and so right for this particular church.

Visited September 2013
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