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“Great Stained Glass, pity the singers were Russian!”

Basilica of Saint-Nazaire
Ranked #4 of 72 things to do in Carcassonne
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Deal, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great Stained Glass, pity the singers were Russian!”
Reviewed February 11, 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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Delmar, New York
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“Lovely Church”
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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Indonesia
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“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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“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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