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Great place to see one civilization stacked upon another. You can look down and see Roman ruins, below the level of the current cathedral. There is statuary and some art, and a very nice ceiling. This is definitely worth a stop.
The cathedral apparently was built on the site of a 1st century Roman forum of Aix.
A fragment of a Roman wall and the columns of the baptistery seem to be the origin of the legend that the church was built on top of a...More
Very pleasant surprise to visit this fine Cathedral in Provence. It is beautifully presented inside and has a free downloadable App to allow exploration further of the many side chapels and other details.
I have visited a lot of Cathedrals and Churches all over Europe...More
This historic building shows the development of French architecture from late Roman times to the 16th century. The baptistery is amazing and beautifully preserved: there are also parallel Romanesque and Gothic naves, allowing you to see the differences between the two styles. An architectural textbook...More
This amazing monument includes excavations that date back to Roman times and detailed explorations of the buildings evolution.
In every alcove beautiful works of art, from paintings to statues, a golden throne and alter, and an immense, ornate pipe organ are bathed in light from...More
It’s a beautiful cathedral, with many stained-glass windows, painted friezes, and ornate fixtures dating back to the early 1st century for parts of the cathedral through the 15th century for the last. The cathedral is in great condition given its age. There is not admission...More
wonderful building and well worth a visit but why do they need to hide the beautiful carved main doors when the church is open. My wife has seen them but after 8 years living near Aix I have never seen these wonderful doors
Suppositions are that there likely had been a Roman temple dedicated to Apollo, based upon some early finds; it ceased to be in the 8th century. What is certain is that the baptistry (the hole in the ground) does in fact date the the 6th...More