Cathedrale Saint-Lizier, Saint-Lizier

#3 of 19 in Historic Sites in Ariege
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Saint-Lizier Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Lizier de Saint-Lizier) is one of two former co-cathedrals of the town of Saint-Lizier in southern France. The other is the Notre-Dame-de-la-Sède Cathedral. The Saint-Lizier Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Lycerius (French: Saint Lizier), an early bishop of Couserans, after whom the town itself is also named. It has been listed since 1886 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.
The town of Saint-Lizier, although now severely depopulated, was formerly the seat of the Bishop of Couserans. The diocese was abolished under civil constitution of the clergy in 1790, and this was confirmed by the Concordat of 1801.
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  • Cathedrale St-Lizier is the main religious building in the homonymous town, in Ariege, in the South of France. It was built from 12th to 14th Century and it has a beautiful bell tower and some...  more »
  • Amazing but visit when the sun is out as the stained glass windows give a sense of ghostly going on. Delightful cathedral and definetly wotrth a detour. For best results with photos - do NOT use.....  more »

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