Monday, July 28, 2014

Narbonne Cathedral

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Trip to Aude: Day 1 Narbonne:

Continuing from the last post, the showpiece of the city of Narbonne is really its cathedral. It's real name is a bit of a mouthful: Cathédrale Saint-Just-et-Saint-Pasteur de Narbonne. Luckily, most people just call it Narbonne Cathedral (Cathédrale de Narbonne). It truly is an impressive pile. I went camera crazy, to the extent that I had to have a separate post just for the cathedral. There is a small part of the old historical city (Vieux Narbonne) just behind the cathedral. It is worth checking out too. I did not take too many photos there, but you can see bits of Vieux Narbonne in some of the exterior shots below.

Pics of the view from the cloister or central courtyard:












Pictures of the interiors. Note the statue of the black virgin, and a tomb of a saint decorated with a skull and bones.






More exterior shots, this time taken from the back, from the old quarters (Vieux Narbonne):



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