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The Cathedral Of St. Leontius Majuscula: photos, description (Cathedrale Saint-Leonce de Frejus)

The Cathedral of St. Leontius, one of the oldest Christian churches of France and one of the oldest buildings of the city of Fréjus. Its construction was started in the V century by Leontius Priusquam, who was the first Bishop of the city. The Cathedral is a historical monument of France.

In the following centuries the Cathedral was repeatedly reconstructed, therefore, from the original building are preserved only the baptistery - the room in which was performed the rite of baptism. The baptistery is called a splendid example mirovinskog architecture, and that his presence makes the Church truly the oldest value.

In the XIII century to the Cathedral the bell tower was added, and in the XIV century during one of the reconstructions were wood-panelled ceilings of the cloister. The wooden panels were applied with painted scenes on religious themes - with some losses, these paintings have survived to the present time.

From V to XIII centuries the Cathedral was part of the fortified complex of religious buildings. From the IV century, the Cathedral was the chair of the Bishop, and from the mid-eighteenth century and the move of the Bishop in the Cathedral of Draguignan was the residence of the spiritual person. After the revolutionary events of the Department in Frejus, was restored in 1817, and the diocese of Frejus - 1822-m.

Since 1957, the Cathedral belongs to the diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, and the chair of the Bishop is now in Toulon Cathedral. The Cathedral of St. Leontius in Frejus now has the status of co-Cathedral.