Cultural heritage

SAINTE-MARIE CATHEDRAL

The Sainte-Marie cathedral majestically dominates the city, and whether we arrive in Auch from the east or the west, our eyes are inevitably drawn to this building. It stands on the site of an old Romanesque church from the 1489th century. Its construction lasted two hundred years (1680 - 2), which explains the variety of styles: Flamboyant Gothic for the whole of the work, and Renaissance for the facade framed by 44 towers with a height of 100 m. Surprisingly large (40 m long and XNUMX m wide), this cathedral is one of the last Gothic cathedrals in France and one of the richest.
Inside there are many treasures to discover including:
• the stained-glass windows by Arnaud de Moles, which are among the most beautiful stained-glass windows of the XNUMXth century.
• The oak choir, made up of high stalls and low stalls where more than 1500 figures are carved, representing an iconographic ensemble of incomparable richness.
• The great organ from the XNUMXth century.

The visitor, who may be surprised to find such an imposing monument in the heart of the Gers, measures the influence of the historic capital of Gascony that Auch was and the power of its Archdiocese whose authority ranged from the Pyrenees to the gates of Bordeaux and the suburbs of Toulouse to the Atlantic Ocean. The Sainte-Marie cathedral is a major site on the roads of Saint-Jacques de Compostelle classified as world heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Possibility to hire an audio guide.

Opened in July 2015, discover the Cathedral Treasury Museum, located in the heart of the Tour d'Armagnac. In addition to a remarkable monument that is unveiled, no less than 230 objects of sacred art (statues, textiles, goldsmith's ...) which are presented through a modern and interactive scenography.

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Opening

Opening from January 01, 2022 to December 31, 2022
DaysSchedules
Monday 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 14:00 p.m. to 18:00 p.m.
Tuesday 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 14:00 p.m. to 18:00 p.m.
Wednesday 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 14:00 p.m. to 18:00 p.m.
Thursday 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 14:00 p.m. to 18:00 p.m.
Friday 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 14:00 p.m. to 18:00 p.m.
Saturday 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 14:00 p.m. to 18:00 p.m.
Sunday 14:00 to 18:00

The choir will close 15 minutes before and after each service/celebration. It will close 15 minutes before the cathedral closes. These hours are subject to change during public holidays.

Prices

Guided tour for individual adults: € 8 Adult: 2,50 € Group: 2 € Adult - Entrance to the choir of the cathedral: €2,50 Guided tour for individual adults: € 8 Group - Admission to the choir of the cathedral: 2 € Free: € 0
Price Min. Max.
Individual adult guided tour €8
Adult Entrance to the choir €2,50
Group From 10 people €2
Adult - Admission to the cathedral choir Free for less than 13 years €2,50
Individual adult guided tour €8
Group - Entrance to the choir of the cathedral From 10 people €2
Free For children under 13 Free

Payment method

  • Cash

Services

Equipments

  • Parking lot

Services

  • Information
  • Guided tours
  • Tourist information

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