"An Ancient City Once Called Bearn" Lescar by hquittner

Lescar Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 25 photos

An Old Cathedral City

Today Lescar is a suburban area of Pau with a pop. 6K. Once it was the center of the Bearn area and its church which was started in 1120 was a cathedral. The members of the Albret family were buried in this church. The most interesting aspect of the church is the floor of the choir which is in part covered with mosaics depicting hunters and wild animals, which were placed there in the 12C.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The Choir Has Animal Mosaics
  • Cons:It Is No Longer A Cathedral
  • In a nutshell:A Rare Romantic Cathedral
  • Last visit to Lescar: Oct 1995
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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