Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 12/18/2013


Photo taken on August  1, 2013



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Eglises de France Eglises de France



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Norman invasion
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Lescar
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Benearnum


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Lescar - Notre-Dame

Lescar - Notre-Dame
The Romans had founded a town named Benearnum nearby. This developed to the Béarnaise capital until is was razed by the Vikings in 841. Rebuilt on a hill, Lescar was the seat of a Diocese (until 1801). This church, erected from 1120 on, was the Cathedral of the Diocese, supported later by the Kings of Navarra, who had a burial place here.

The church is known for the Romanesque capitals and fantastic mosaics. I took lots of photos - and moved on

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