Maguelone Cathedral stands on an isthmus between the Étang de l'Arnel lake and the Mediterranean Sea in the Gulf of Lion, which was once the site of the original city of Maguelone, opposite the present-day town of Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone.

Maguelone Cathedral was once the episcopal seat of the former Bishop of Maguelone until 1563, when the see was transferred to the newly created Bishopric of Montpellier. The cathedral, constructed when the see was returned here in the 11th century from Substantion by Bishop Arnaud (1030-1060), is a Romanesque fortified building. Although parts, such as the towers, have been demolished, the main body of the building remains functional and is a registered national monument.

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Founded: 1030-1060
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Bert Provan (14 months ago)
Café, restful, easy to walk to and far from traffic
Pedro D Moreno F (21 months ago)
This is a beautiful church full of history
Travelling Addicted (2 years ago)
Close to Camargue this place has a rare charme. I even suggest to take a rest in the small village of Villeneuve la Maguelone.
Liz Grindrod (2 years ago)
We missed the fact you could pick up an audio guide from the cafe shop so struggled to interpret the French inside the cathedral but Google comes in really handy! The cafe shop is lovely, great place for a beer or a coffee pre or post swim in the sea. They also do food I think between 12-3pm and it shuts at 6pm.
An Ne (2 years ago)
Nice Cathedral and parc, perfect for a lunch pause with benches and wild peacocks! Take the free small train to ge there and after the visit you can go to the beach in train.
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