Visit the Abbaye of Saint-Bertrand de Comminges
It is by the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Lugdunum, the city of Convènes that your journey in time begins.
Temple, forum, theater, baths and market still buzz with the excitement of a city of 30 hectares populated by 5 to 10 000 inhabitants in the 1st half of the second century after J.C.
You visit the medieval city of Saint Bertrand de Comminges by one of its three doors. The half-timbered houses of the XV-XVI centuries still testify to the grandeur of the episcopal city.
The Romanesque-Gothic architecture of the Sainte-Marie cathedral of Saint-Bertrand de Comminges (11th-12th century) is elegant. The Renaissance stained glass windows, the choir of sculpted stalls and the 16th century organs are remarkable. You will appreciate the intimacy of the 12th century Romanesque cloister.
Step on a secondary path of pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (Piedmont route), the cathedral houses the tomb of Bishop Bertrand de l’Isle canonized in the thirteenth century.
The Saint-Bertrand cathedral, the Saint-Julien du Plan chapel, the early Christian basilica and the Saint-Just-de-Valcabrère basilica are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage of Humanity under the “Chemin de Saint-Jacques” -from Compostela “
The ancient site and the medieval city are also to discover.
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