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ST. PETER'S CATHEDRAL

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Condom became a bishopric in 1317, taking advantage of the installation of the papacy in Avignon. The church of Saint-Pierre already existed and was attached to the Benedictine abbey founded in 1011. In poor condition, it was completely razed in 1368, to make way for a cathedral worthy of the name. The new cathedral was completed in 1400, but the quality of its construction left much to be desired, as barely a century later, the bell tower collapsed. Bishop Jean Marre undertook to restore it from top to bottom and the work was completed by his successor in 1531. Montgomery would have gladly razed it to the ground in 1569 when he seized Condom. But the inhabitants of the city joined together to collect a ransom of 30 000 pounds. Only the chevet of the cathedral and the chapel of the Virgin Mary seem to date back to the 14th century abbey church. All the other elements have been reworked or rebuilt afterwards. The southern Gothic cathedral has a single nave bordered by numerous side chapels. Its dimensions are imposing: 90 meters long (only 10 meters less than the cathedral of Auch) and a bell tower which culminates at 40 meters. Most of the interior ornaments date back to the 19th century, such as the rood screen from the Virebent brothers' workshop, the stained glass windows and the organ. The latter has undergone many vicissitudes, before being classified in 1974. The cloister dating from 1521 adjoins the north wall of the cathedral. It was badly damaged during the Wars of Religion and now hosts concerts in summer.

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Open all year round. Mass on Sunday at 10:30 am. Guided tour (ask at the Tourist Office).

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Members' reviews on ST. PETER'S CATHEDRAL

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patou58
4/5
Visited in november 2017
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BOSSUET était évêque de cette ancienne ville épiscopale. La cathédrale date du XVI ème siècle et se distingue par son chœur avec sa nef, ses vitraux et et son cloître de style gothique.
A visiter, ainsi que la ville dans son ensemble avec plusieurs hôtels particuliers et une statue des 4 mousquetaires.
petitelotte
4/5
Visited in july 2016
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Sur la place principale, cette cathédrale gothique du sud-ouest avec sa tour quadrangulaire qui domine la région possède de magnifiques vitraux.
Elle mérite vraiment un détour.
steph.fe
4/5
Visited in february 2016
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Très belle Cathédrale
Chœur en dentelle de pierre orgues magnifiques pierres superbes et vitraux très bien conservés
Belle place a l exteirieur avec statues des 3 mousquetaires

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