The construction of the Saint-Michel Cathedral in Carcassonne began in 1247 by order of King Louis IX. It will be enlarged from 1283. During the fire of 1355, in the midst of the Franco-English conflict, it is one of the only buildings still standing, but it suffered terrible damage. During the reconstruction campaign that followed, the decision was taken to incorporate the church into the new fortifications. [See also Wikipedia Article]
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