Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Bourguet

The procathedral Notre Dame du Bourguet Forcalquier is a Catholic cathedral and a French historical monument, located in the city of Forcalquier, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. This cathedral is the subject of a classification as a historic monument since April 18, 1914.

Cathedral Forcalquier was a second place of the bishop of Sisteron, who could not enter his home town of Sisteron because of a dispute between him and his chapter. Installed in Forcalquier, he raised his college to the rank of co-cathedral. Notre-Dame-du-Bourguet dating from the twelfth century, set up in a "concathedral" by the diocese of Sisteron in 1408. There was once a procathedral Forcalquier in 1065, which was the first collegiate church St. Mary, some elements are still subsisting. Central nave, choir, transepts and tower date from the early years of the thirteenth century and it's the first attempt to adapt Gothic art in the Pays d'Oc.

The bell tower is from the sixteenth century, the aisles and the second floor of the tower are from the seventeenth century. The first games of the organ dates back to 1629. -The table of the triumph of Christ, by Nicolas Mignard. -The bell-Maria Sauvaterra weighs 1200 kg and dates from 1609. -The organ dates from 1630.

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