Rieux Cathedral was the seat of the Ancien Régime diocese of Rieux, created in 1317 and dissolved in 1790. The cathedral was built on the site of 13th century church and contains defensive elements from the old fortified church. Its 43 meters high octagonal tower is built in Toulouse style.


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Founded: 1317
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Angelique Hurtado (8 months ago)
Sympathique sortie en famille 1er weekend de mai Grande fête historique au village Fête foraine ,tir à l'arc , bière artisanale
alessandro perrotta (9 months ago)
Charmant village avec 3/4 artisans un fleuriste un potier qui fait de la gravure aussi et un église remarquable... N'hésitez pas à vous perdre dans les petites ruelles que parfois débouchent sur des merveilleux bâtiments ou panoramas. Le bar en face de la halle du marché est aussi une halte obligatoire avec ses copines bio a 1€ les 2!
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Fabien Gelebart (10 months ago)
Édifice majestueux et quartier épiscopal à visiter. Aussi prendre le temps de flâner en bord de rivière ou dans les ruelles étroites.
Coralie Seguelas (2 years ago)
Très belle cathédrale avec son magnifique clocher et ses tourelles défensive. Trésor épiscopal riche
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In 1242, Mongols invaded Zagreb. The city was destroyed and burned to the ground. This prompted the building of Medvedgrad. Encouraged by Pope Innocent IV, Philip Türje, bishop of Zagreb, built the fortress between 1249 and 1254. It was later owned by bans of Slavonia. Notable Croatian and Hungarian poet and ban of Slavonia Janus Pannonius (Ivan Česmički) died in the Medvedgrad castle on March 27, 1472.

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