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Basilica of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume
Basilica of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume : Michelin's recommendations
It was after the discovery of the tombs of St. Mary Magdalene and St. Maximin in the 13C that Charles d'Anjou built this basilica, a remarkable example of Gothic architecture. The exterior blends northern influences and local traditions. The interior contains a remarkably tall nave. Note the chancel screen (17C); the 17C stalls; the pulpit with its sculptures illustrating the life of Mary Magdalene; and above all the (16C) painted wood altarpiece by Ronzen. Also of note is the crypt, with the sarcophagus of Mary Magdalene (4C).
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