Old Cathedral of Saint-Nazaire

Interesting
Perched on the cliff overlooking the River Orb, the cathedral was the symbolic seat of power for the bishops of Béziers from 760 to 1789. The rose window at the west end is 10m in diameter and stands between two fortified 14C towers. The chancel, remaining from the Romanesque cathedral, has 11C sculpted capitals. Beautiful sculptures in the cloister galleries. From the terrace, view over the Béziers plain, the Canal du Midi and Oppidum d'Ensérune.

Useful information

Address : 

Place de la Révolution

Opening hours

Jun-Aug: 9am-5.30pm; rest of year: 9am-noon, 2.30pm-5.30pm

Nearby tourist attractions

Bishops' Garden
Bishops' Garden
From this garden adjoining the cathedral
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Musée des Beaux-Arts - Hôtel Fabregat
Musée des Beaux-Arts - Hôtel Fabregat
The Hôtel Fabrégat presents works by the
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View from the Terrace of Béziers Cathedral
View from the Terrace of Béziers Cathedral
The terrace abutting the cathedral
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Fine Arts Museum - Hôtel Fayet
Fine Arts Museum - Hôtel Fayet
Inside this former private residence are
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Pont Vieux
Pont Vieux
With its asymmetrical arches, this
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Church of the Madeleine
Church of the Madeleine
This Romanesque building was modified
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Pont Vieux
Pont Vieux
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Church of the Madeleine
Church of the Madeleine
This Romanesque building was modified
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Église St-Jacques
Église St-Jacques
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Musée des Beaux-Arts - Hôtel Fabregat
Musée des Beaux-Arts - Hôtel Fabregat
The Hôtel Fabrégat presents works by the
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Fine Arts Museum - Hôtel Fayet
Fine Arts Museum - Hôtel Fayet
Inside this former private residence are
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Church of the Madeleine
Church of the Madeleine
This Romanesque building was modified
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