Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur

We recently visited one of Aix’s cathedrals, Saint-Sauveur. This Romanesque holy structure was originally constructed around the year 500 and continually built on throughout the centuries, starting in the 12th century until the 19th century. It was built on the site of the 1st century Roman forum in Aix.

The exterior facade reveals a bell tower and Gothic features. Its portal, carved doors feature four prophets.

The exterior facade reveals a bell tower and Gothic features. Its portal carved doors feature prophets at its side.

Inside and to the right of the entrance, a cloister is seen with large columns.

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Away from the cloister and into the main section of the cathedral, a sea green colored organ is observed below the high curved ceilings.

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This cathedral is one of the few cathedrals around town that lures you in with its boasting architecture. And combined with the knowledge of its history, it makes it much more interesting. I’d say it’s worth checking out.

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