Bazas Cathedral

Local nameCathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste
LocationBazas, France

Bazas Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in Bazas, Gironde, France. The cathedral is a national monument.

Bazas was the seat of the Bishop of Bazas until the French Revolution and its main attraction is still the cathedral dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, so named because the blood of John the Baptist was venerated here. The cathedral dominates the town and stands at the east end of a wide, open space called the parvis.

The cathedral dates mainly from the 13th-14th centuries, and was built on the model of the great Gothic cathedrals of northern France. The west front is unique with its three noticeable levels: the first includes the three Gothic portals retaining part of their original 13th-century sculpture; the second includes the rose window from 1537; and the third is a Neoclassical gable from 1723.

Tags ChristianPlace of WorshipUNESCOCathedralChurchHeritage
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More information and contact


Address 8 Rue Grangier, Bazas 33430, France

Coordinates 44°25'53.184" N -0°12'35.199" E

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