Saint Bertrand de Comminges
and the famous Sainte-Marie Cathedral
Saint Bertrand de Comminges, a key stop on the Way of Saint James, is rated among the “most beautiful villages in France” with its famous Sainte-Marie Cathedral that seems to hang between heaven and earth.
Encircled by rampart walls, this beautiful little village is visited by pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela but also by tourists eager to explore the lovely narrow streets and the cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage feature.
Right by the village lie the ruins of the ancient Lugdunum-Convenae site dating from the 1st century BC, where the forum, ancient theatre, thermal baths and portico can still be made out.
Just below stands the Saint-Just-de-Valcabrère basilica, one of the most beautiful in the region, also on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
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