Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence

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Built on the site of the first-century Roman forum of Aix, the Roman Catholic Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence is a French national monument. The house of the seat of the Archbishop of Aix, transformations to the church from the 12th century on are reflected in patches of Romanesque, Gothic and Neo-Gothic architecture. Take note of the bell tower, Roman columns, baptistery from a sixth-century Christian church, and the facade's four walnut doors. The doors feature four figures of the major prophets of the Old Testament. To visit Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence on your trip to Aix-en-Provence, use our Aix-en-Provence sightseeing tool.
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  • This is a beautiful cathedral with lots of varied artwork. I loved that you were able to see how it changed over time with elements from the 6th century visible, as well as Gothic elements. Lovely to....  more
    This is a beautiful cathedral with lots of varied artwork. I loved that you were able to see how it changed over time with elements from the 6th century visible, as well as Gothic elements. Lovely to....  more »
  • We were walking north from the Cours Mirabeau to Cezanne's house when we stopped at this lovely cathedral. Artisans were cleaning and restoring the beautifully carved wooden doors (commissioned in... 
    We were walking north from the Cours Mirabeau to Cezanne's house when we stopped at this lovely cathedral. Artisans were cleaning and restoring the beautifully carved wooden doors (commissioned in...  more »
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  • The church combines work from several centuries. The west front with the gothic porch, the baptistery and the main altar are the highlights of the church building. But the really fascinating part is the cloister with its capitals representing biblical scenes, reliefs and sculptures on the corner columns.
  • This gorgeous church is captivating for its beauty and charm. The baptistry is worth noting, as are the side chapels. You can feel the immense weight of the stone arches and columns. Definitely make the time to visit.

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