BASILIQUE SAINT APHRODISE

Religious building ,  Basilica at Béziers

Jean-Pierre Degas
MBP
MBP
MBP
Christian Femenias
Christian Femenias
  • Basilique Saint Aphrodise (Basilica of Saint Aphrodisius) (12th-14th century). Built over the tomb of the city's patron saint, who came from Egypt on the back of a camel to evangelise the people. It was erected over the cave where the evangelical saint and first bishop of Béziers died. Legend states that Saint Aphrodisius came from the east on his camel with Paul Serge, an evangelist from Narbonne, and was decapitated in Béziers. The martyr then carried his head through the city to a cave to bury himself. It is said that this cave is now the crypt in the Saint Aphrodisius church. What is clear is that the church was built on the site of a paleochristian necropolis that has now been reborn: after being closed to the public for 20 years due to the highly unstable state of the walls, the building has finally been stabilised. Months of work have now come to an end and the basilica where so many Béziers residents have been baptised, received holy communion and been married reopened its do
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Openings
Openings
  • From July 1, 2018 until August 31, 2018
    * Ouvert le week-end
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  • baptisé à Saint Aphrodise

    Né dans la rue Casimir Perret,j'ai été baptisé et fais ma communion dans cette église.Des souvenirs,des jeux sur la place et dans l'église

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  • CONCERT

    J'ai eu le bonheur de chanter avec mon groupe DOMISOL le 30 AVRIL et j'ai été trés surprise de voir combien cette basilique avait été rénovée.car dans ma jeunesse j'habitais rue du Touat et je me rendais dans cette église. Ce fut un plaisir de voir les travaux effectués.Il faut espérer que les donateurs seront nombreux pour que la rénovation continue.

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