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Episcopal city of Fréjus: photo, description de Frejus, Cite episcopale)

An Episcopal city in Frejus is called the complex of buildings located in the heart of the medieval quarters. These buildings are concentrated around the area of Formiga. In addition to the Cathedral of Saint Leontius Majuscula, this complex includes the Bishop's Palace, courtyard of the monastery, surrounded by the galleries and the baptistery.

The baptistery is the oldest structure in this ensemble, the building was built in the V century. This building features two different-sized entrance, which apparently was intended for different categories of people wishing to perform the rite of baptism. The baptistery is the only surviving part of the original building of the Cathedral of St. Leontius.

The Cathedral itself was rebuilt several times, some parts of its appearance belong to the Gothic style, details of interior decoration to the period of the Renaissance. The most interesting in the decoration of the Cathedral is recognized as doors and seats, decorated with intricate carvings. The main motive of the carved decoration - the invasion of the Saracens in Fréjus in the first half of the IX century. During this RAID the town was almost completely destroyed, but by the end of the century, was restored largely through the efforts of the local Bishop by the name of Riculf.

The building of the Episcopal Palace was built in the XIV century, and now it's called the hall of Frejus - it is a local municipality. In the galleries of the Episcopal city is located the archaeological Museum which houses mosaics and sculptures of the Roman period. In the covered courtyard you can also find a small well, a small garden, as well as marble columns that support a wooden ceiling covered with a painting that interprets the theme of the Apocalypse. Initially, such images were 1,200, to date, remained only a third of the painted panels. Details of the indoor courtyard was created in the XII-XIV centuries.