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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  • The old one was built around the year 500, in the same place where there would have been a Roman temple. Even today you can see the columns around the baptistery, a species of round tank, where people were baptized naked. Later it was concluded that nudity was not appropriate and thought of the baptistery found in the same place. In 1200 it was built the new cathedral that is right next door, leaving the old woman intact. I really enjoyed visiting.
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  • As on of the very few historically or architecturally significant buildings in town this cathedral is a nicely decorated, well built building.  more »
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  • Wonderfully preserved Cathedral built over various eras with different architectural styles on top of a Roman Forum. You can take tours in English and French of the cloister and I highly recommend it. It's also possible to see bits of the excavated forum underneath the church. This church is an excellent place to take a romantic walk or sit and read in peace. The weddings here are beautiful and it's never crowded no matter the time of year.
  • Beautiful old Cathedral in Aix. Worth seeing as part of a trip into the City. Make sure you have your camera.
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