"The Cathedral Is At the Summit of Auch's Hill" Auch by hquittner

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Near the Church Is the Monumental Stairway

At the summit of the hill of Auch stands the Cathedral of Sainte-Mairie started in 1489 and ended in 1683. Earlier there was a Romanesque edifice here and in the 9C an even older one. South of the church at the summit a long stairway was installed in the 19C of 232 steps that leads to the left side of the river Gers. The city has a population of almost 22m and is the administrative center of Gascony.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:An Old Town Surrounds the Church
  • Cons:Easily Seen in Less Than A Day
  • In a nutshell:The Church Contains Many Famous Stained Glass Windows
  • Last visit to Auch: Oct 1996
  • Intro Written Mar 30, 2010
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    Mar 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM

    Beautiful cathedral! I hope more tips will come. We have never visited Auch...


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