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Cathedrale St-Just, Narbonne

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Although its construction was never finished, Cathedrale St-Just is a former cathedral and basilica minor--and, today, an official French national monument. The site has been a place of worship since 313 CE, shortly after Christianity became a legal religion. Nearly 1,000 years later, worships started to build a Gothic cathedral here. Not much remains of the building, but the existing structure is noteworthy. Two Roman columns from the former Forum, once used in the nave, are now in the cloister. The steeple has been largely restored, but little else of the architecture has been preserved, save for its white marble lintel and aedicule, which are on display at a nearby museum. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Cathedrale St-Just and many more Narbonne attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Narbonne road trip site.
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  • 750 years of history plus centuries of art make a visit to the Cathedral and adjacent Palace of the Archbishops a must in Narbonne. To really enjoy the experience will required at least four flights....  more
    750 years of history plus centuries of art make a visit to the Cathedral and adjacent Palace of the Archbishops a must in Narbonne. To really enjoy the experience will required at least four flights....  more »
  • So many layers of history, religious faith, art and architectural mastery. At the core of Narbonne's identity even a brief visit merits study of its background and significance. 
    So many layers of history, religious faith, art and architectural mastery. At the core of Narbonne's identity even a brief visit merits study of its background and significance.  more »
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  • This is one of the fascinating buildings, either incomplete (as in this case), or in ruins, that demonstrate, better than a completed edifice, the original plan of the builders. Here we have a complete choir with chapels containing a selection of works of art. Do not miss the cloister with its bizarre selection of gargoyles and pinnacles.
  • It's a really nice looking cathedral, with an interesting back story. I don't understand why would they decorate the outside wall with big colored carton flowers. It breaks the appeal of it all in my opinion

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