Mirepoix Cathedral

Mirepoix, France

Mirepoix Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Maurice de Mirepoix) foundation stone was laid by Jean de Lévis on the 6th May 1298. Construction continued, with interruptions, over the next six centuries. The cathedral was restored in 1858 and 1859. The cathedral has the second widest Gothic arch in Europe (after Girona in Catalonia, Spain).

Inside the cathedral vandalism and demolitions has destroyed many treasures but you can still admire a tabernacle, a Christ on the cross from the 14th century and seven paintings by Larivière-Vesontius.

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Founded: 1298
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Kim Gayton-Pollard (18 months ago)
Most beautiful building and there is always something on around in the area.
Nad Rodríguez (18 months ago)
So stunningly beautiful! Even though I did not get in, just the view from outside looks amazing and just in the middle of the city.
Aurore Azougui (2 years ago)
Ras
Siân Ng (3 years ago)
Enjoyed the colourful walls and columns here. Didn't see much information about the cathedral itself.
Mischa (4 years ago)
Needs restoration on inside. And hardly any information found on: history & construction &/or what to see in Cathedral. For example: a fresco and more... Learned back home by coincidence through reading about Chartres labyrinth, there is one too in Mirepoix.... Situated floor side chapel within cathedral. Size 60 cm, 11 circuit with Minotaur at the centre. C. 1530
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