Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption


The building, begun in 1120 by the chorus at the instigation of the Bishop Guy Lons.

Become royal cemetery at the end of the fifteenth, the cathedral suffered from the imposition of reform by Jeanne d'Albret, before being sacked in 1569 by Protestant troops Gabriel I. Montgomery. Extensive restoration in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Save the chorus of ruin.

The sanctuary has preserved Romanesque architecture. The nave is vaulted arch, the sides in transverse barrel. Of the Romanesque one can recognize scenes from the cycle of Daniel, the birth of Christ or the sacrifice of Abraham. The floor of the chancel is paved with a mosaic of the twelfth century depicting a hunting scene, the frescoes in the middle of the eighteenth century have recently been called into value.


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