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Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges Travel guide
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The town, surrounded by medieval ramparts, overlooks the Garonne river basin from its rocky peak, with the foothills of the Pyrenees as a backdrop. The little streets in the upper town are filled with arts and craft shops, boutiques and half-timbered houses. From the cloister of Ste-Marie Cathedral, at an altitude of 515m, you can see the snowy peaks of Cagire, Gar and Montsacon. The lower town, more ‘‘authentic’’ and with fewer tourists, has maintained its farming and pastoral activities.
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The galleries in the cloister of Ste-Marie Cathedral are from various eras: Romanesque, Gothic, 15C and 16C. Note the remarkable capitals decorated with tracery, foliage motifs and biblical scenes, and the famous pillar of the Four Evangelists (Matth..
The façade, porch and three western rows of the cathedral, begun in 1120, are Romanesque. The portal has a tympanum illustrating the Adoration of the Magi and Bishop St. Bertrand. The rest of the building is Gothic. After the cloister and treasure, e..