Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, Avignon

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See a famous gilded statue of the Virgin Mary on the western tower of the Roman Catholic Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms. Built in the 12th century, this French national monument is one of the Romanesque buildings still standing in the country. Step inside to view several works of art, including the mausoleum of Pope John XXII, a 14th-century masterpiece of Gothic carving. With our online itinerary creator, Avignon attractions like Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A lovely, relatively small cathedral adjacent to the massive Papal Palace. Topped by a glittering gilded statue of the Virgin Mary, and with several side chapels, including one with the grave of Pope ...  more »
  • The gilded statue of the Virgin Mary on top is one of the landmarks of Avignon. At first, the interior looks rather dull. But it takes some time and patience to discover the real beauty of the buildin...  more »
  • This cathedral is surprisingly unspectacular, considering its location next to the Palais du Papes. On the plus side you can visit it, most major churches I attempted to visit were closed.  more »