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Saint-Bertrand-de-Comming: photos, description Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges)

The commune of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comming is located in the Haute-Garonne Department in the region MIDI - pyrénées. The village is included in the list of the most beautiful in France, Cathedral of Notre Dame is a world heritage site by UNESCO. In the commune is home to about 250 people on its territory remained a few minutes from the Roman period.

Even in the I century BC on the site of the modern commune was founded the Roman city with baths, a theatre, a market and a sanctuary. Towards the end of the VI century the city was destroyed, and in the twelfth century by Bishop Bertrand of orléans, whose name was called, the village decided to found a monastery and to build a new Church. By his will, the city was rebuilt fairly quickly and became an important centre of religious life.

Cathedral Notre Dame, built during the life of Bertrand Lily, after his death was canonized with the name Bertrand Kamenskogo, in the mid-nineteenth century, was declared a historical monument. The Bishop was buried in the same Cathedral, and his ashes began to receive numerous pilgrims. In the XV century for the relics of the Holy mausoleum was built. In this temple the relics of another Bishop Hugh of Castile, he was buried here in the XIV century. The temple was rebuilt twice - in the XIV and XVI centuries, and one of the transitions of the money collected namely Hugo Castile. The decoration of the Cathedral is an organ of the XVI century.

In addition to the Cathedral in Saint-Bertrand-de-Comming you can see the remains of the Gallo-Roman fortifications (earthworks and military camp), as well as fragments of the buildings of public facilities like baths and forum. The medieval architectural heritage is represented by the remains of the city fortifications of the V century and the tower built in the XV century.