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December 14, 2007
Béziers 340032 34500
Herault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.350 3.250 53 m

Rose windows of the Saint-Nazaire cathedral, in Béziers, 10 m in diameter.

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The term rose window is term applied to stainglass found in churches of the Gothic architectural style and being divided into segments by stone mullions and tracery. The name “rose window” was not used before the 17th century and in all likelihood stems from the Old French word roué, meaning wheel.

The Saint-Nazaire and Saint-Ceste cathedral of XIIIe XIVe XVIIIe centuries, testifies to the old diocese of Béziers, IVe century until 1790.

It is the largest monument of Gothic style of the town of Béziers.
The building is 50 meters long, the nave 14 meters broad. The transept has a width of 33 meters. The vault reached 24 m height.


Béziers, (in occitan, Besièrs), is a French common, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 71 600 Biterrois and Biterrois, distributed on 96 km², is 759 hab./km².
By its population, Béziers is the second city of the department of Herault and the fourth of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, after Montpellier, Nimes and Perpignan.
By its surface, Béziers is the first commune of the department of Herault.

It is the fatherland of Pierre-Paul Riquet, born between 1604 and 1609 and deceased in Toulouse on October 1, 1680, architect of the Channel of the South of 240 km, built of 1667 to 1682, to connect Toulouse to Sète.

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