SAINT MICHEL CATHEDRAL
CATHEDRALE SAINT MICHEL
rue Voltaire, 11000 CARCASSONNE
lat. 43° 12' 39" - long. 2° 21' 4"
A church in the Languedoc Gothic style dating from the 13th century, it became a cathedral in 1803 and was restored by Viollet le Duc after the fire of 1849.
The cathedral plan is characterised by its relative simplicity. It forms a single nave with a 20 metre high vault, lined with several lateral chapels. The chior screen has retained its 14th century stained glass.
The sober façade has a single decorative feature in the form of a large rosette 8 meters in diameter, and the adjoining bell tower is relatively massive.