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Gothic monuments

Narbonne has a premium heritage of religious architecture, particularly in the Gothic style. The St Paul basilica, a former collegiate church of Roman origin, is a remarkable example of primitive gothic. It is highly probable that its choir is the earliest example of a gothic choir in the south of France.

Notre Dame-de-Lamourguié, is a deconsecrated church which was once part of a priory. It belongs to the southern gothic style, characterised by an unornamented appearance and a unique naive plan.

Based on techniques developed in the north of France the cathedral of Saint-Just–et-Saint-Pasteur has audaciously ogival crossed vaults, among the highest in France. In one of its radiant chapels you'll discover a work of art unique in Europe - the Great Notre-Dame-de-Bethlehem altarpiece, a jewel of gothic sculpture from the 14th century.

Complete your visit, widening the scope of styles:

Architectural visit across the ages, from Roman times to today... The underground galleries of the Roman Horreum, religious monuments of the middle ages, beautiful Renaissance houses, buildings from the classical age, and from the 19th and 20th centuries such as Les Halles, Les Dames de France, and the Palais du Travail.

Complete your visit, staying with the gothic:

Church of Saint-Sébastien (flamboyant gothic), Carmelite cloisters, Notre-Dame-de-la-Major

 

Contact:

Christophe CABRIER
Tel 00 33(0)4 68 90 30 66
Fax 00 33(0)4 68 65 59 12
Mail
c.cabrier@mairie-narbonne.fr

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