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Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Garonne

Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Garonne
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Benefiting from the peaceful and green environment of the Comminges hills, the beautiful hilltop village of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges is famous for its cathedral. Situated on the Way of St James (Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route), the Sainte-Marie cathedral majestically dominates the picturesque houses of the town. Famous for its cloister, the Romano-Gothic cathedral is also well-known for the magnificent wooden panelling it holds. The canons chancel is indeed particularly sumptuous with its rood screen, its fence and its 66 carved wooden stalls. The cloister of the cathedral consists of four galleries, among which three are of Romanesque style and one of Gothic style. The sarcophaguses situated in the North gallery, as well as a carved pillar representing four evangelists are also visible there. The Midi gallery overlooking the surrounding green hills offers a beautiful view of the unspoiled landscapes of the Comminges.

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Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

Gallo-Roman Lugdunum Convenarum and medieval city, stop on the way to Saint Jacques de Compostela.

It is through the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Lugdunum, the city of convenes begins your journey through time. Temple, forum, theater, baths and market still buzzing from the excitement of a city populated by 30 hectares 5-10 000 in the first half of the second century AD.

Overlooking the Garonne valley, Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, real "Mont Saint-Michel land" is the culmination of a unique historical and architectural ensemble. You enter Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges by one of its three doors and scour the steep streets which start to attack the timeless citadel surrounded by ramparts and populated by old houses. Timbered houses of the XV-XVI centuries bear witness to the greatness of the episcopal city. If you are curious, so push the heavy door of St. Mary of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges Cathedral. The Romanesque-Gothic architecture is elegant, the Renaissance stained glass windows, carved choir stalls and organ of the sixteenth century is remarkable.

Enjoy the privacy of the Romanesque cloister of the twelfth century. Step on a secondary route of pilgrimage to Saint Jacques de Compostela (channel Piedmont), the cathedral contains the tomb of Bishop Bertrand de l'Isle canonized in the thirteenth century. The ancient site and the medieval city are also to be discovered.

Things to see and do

City Council Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges welcome you to the front of the cathedral on your arrival, dive into the glorious times of the Gallo-Roman times through the remnants of what was the ancient city Lugdunum Convenarum.

The medieval city of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges leaning against the Pyrenean Piedmont, is a stop on the way to Saint Jacques de Compostela.

Evidence of the Romanesque and Gothic, the imposing Cathedral of St. Mary deserves special attention before taking the time to wander between old houses, inns, shops and exhibitions.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

Local festival in July.

Comminges Festival (classical music festival) in July, August and September.

Photos

View of the Cathedral of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges
View of the Cathedral of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges
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The cloister
The cloister
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St. Mary's Cathedral
St. Mary's Cathedral
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St. Mary's Cathedral
St. Mary's Cathedral
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Interior of St. Mary's Cathedral
Interior of St. Mary's Cathedral
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Interior of St. Mary's Cathedral
Interior of St. Mary's Cathedral
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Town hall
Town hall
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The cloister
The cloister
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The commune
The commune
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St. Mary's Cathedral
St. Mary's Cathedral
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The commune
The commune
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The commune
The commune
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The commune
The commune
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The cloister
The cloister
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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Vacation rentals

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