We love to visit churches and this was one of our favourites during our France experience. We walked along the ramparts and entered the medieval city through a small gate which was close to the basilica. Crane our necks to take in the height and width of the structure and the outside adornments. The vast interior is very dark and...
You walk in to this Church and a you can feel a certain calmness and you feel relaxed. Although the building may not match the architecture and grandeur of some the other Basilicas in Europe, it certainly has a beautiful feel about it.
If you are lucky they will having a Choir practice or a band performing in the afternoon.
You can see this by yourself but as part of the city tour you get to hear so much more of the history and understand why the building looks the way it does (ie why there's only half a window in one place).
Lighting a candle for a loved one is a nice gesture
The view if the Basilica from the old town is very enticing, and access to it on the funicular is very easy, Once inside, we found the whole scene quite awesome, more so than any of the churches/cathedrals which we have visited. The Basilica is perched high up on the cliff, from where there is a magnificent view of the...
This basilica is rightly famous for its stained glass which can be viewed for hours. It is best to get the guided tour and appreciate the history but it's a lovely place to sit, cool down and appreciate the ancient glass.