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This has to be the most beautiful Cathedral I've ever seen anywhere. We just happened to stop to have [a wonderful] breakfast here en route to Carcassonne, heard music as we exited the restaurant, and followed our ears to this lovely sanctuary, which had the...More
If you’re in Mirepoix it’s well worth taking some time out to visit the beautiful cathedral. We visited twice, once on market day for a bit of peace and quiet, and once on a quieter day for another look at the beautiful windows, altars and...More
As many others have written, this is a beautiful cathedral that is in the centre of Mirepoix. It is free to enter but you can pay a couple of euros for a guide that gives the history of the area and explains different areas of...More
A hidden gem, in the process of restoration. This is a precious embodiment of the work of 700 years of artisans and builders. I am so glad that they are preserving this important part of the our history. Beautiful paintings and still an active center...More
Standing very close to the market square, on market days the cathedral is virtually surrounded by the buzz of traders and customers. But once inside, it is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Entry is free.
I'm not a religious person, however I find the...More
My wife and I visited this cathedral with our small tour group while we were in Mirepoix. In my journal, I wrote, "Cathedral of St. Maurice spectacular. High ceiling, stained-glass windows, huge organ pipes. Had a series of models of structure showing its evolution over...More
Attended the Christmas Eve mass in the beautifully lit cathédrale. A special atmosphere at night sitting in such an historic building, yet one which is still used fully today.
Of course, at night, you cannot appreciate the gorgeous stained glass windows, so. Day visit is...More
Mirepoix is a lovely town which oozes history. The 12 century cathedral dominates the market square with a haunting magnificence. I was fascinated by the internal architecture and the height of the ceiling. Nevertheless, the light through the beautiful stain glasses was beautiful. Colours dance...More