Cathédrale Saint-Caprais


The Cathedral of St. Caprais Agen, built in the twelfth century, is a French Catholic cathedral in the department of Lot-et-Garonne.

It is the seat of the bishopric of Agen. The Cathedral of St. Caprais was classified a historic monument in 1862. Situated on a pilgrimage route to St Jacques de Compostela, it is a World Heritage site by UNESCO under the "Chemins de Saint Jacques de Compostela in France ".

The Cathedral of St. Caprais was built in the twelfth century on the site of an Episcopal church built in the sixth century, sacked by the Normans in 853 and restored, it was originally a collegiate church. Sacked again in December 1561, during the wars of religion, the church of Saint-Caprais in 1791 became a fodder store before being reopened in 1796 and become the official cathedral of Agen, after the destruction of the old cathedral Saint-Etienne to the Revolution. She was elevated to a cathedral in 1802.


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