Agen Cathedral

Agen, France

Agen Cathedral's (Cathédrale Saint-Caprais d'Agen) visible structure dates back to the 12th century. It was built as a collegiate church of canons dedicated to Saint Caprasius, on the foundations of a basilica sacked by the Normans in 853 but thereafter restored.

Sacked again in December 1561 during the Wars of Religion, by two years after the countrywide coup d'état that took place in 1789, the cathedral had come to store fodder before being reopened in 1796 and being elevated to the status of the city's cathedral in 1801. This new cathedral replaced the old cathedral in the town, which was destroyed during the French Revolution, thereby becoming the bishop's seat in the diocese.

The cathedral appears in one of the earliest color photographs ever taken by Louis Arthur Ducos du Hauron in 1877.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Eric Jetner (8 months ago)
Such a gorgeous and quiet cathedral. Between Roman and Gothic get inside to enjoy the paintings on the walls.
Faye McKinney (2 years ago)
Beautiful Cathedral in beautiful condition. Set in a lovey square. The paintings inside are in exquisite condition. If religious there are a range of candles to purchase and light in memory of others.
Annunaki (2 years ago)
Exelent
Djamel Besseghir (3 years ago)
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Andrey Barbosa (4 years ago)
It is a beautiful cathedral and it is close to some stores like toystore, bookstore, restaurants and a children's playground, small but nice. The city is amazing, full of history and sites seeing. There are many churchs around to visit. Usually It is open, so you can go in to rest and pray. It is worthy going to.
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