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Cathedrale St-Siffrein, Carpentras

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Once a Roman cathedral, Cathedrale St-Siffrein is now a beautiful Roman Catholic Church, from the fifteenth century, made as per the command of Benedict XIII. The building process began in 1409 and continued for another hundred and fifty years. It is known to have been designed by seven different architects. The chief entrance door was built in 1512–1514. It was modified a hundred years later, and renovated again in 2000–2002. The tower was built in the early twentieth century. Cathedrale St-Siffrein is a national monument of France. It is known for its magnificent architecture and historic value. Until the 19th century, Carpentras Cathedral was the seat of the bishops of Carpentras, to one of whom, Saint Siffredus (French: Saint Siffrein), it is dedicated. However, the diocese was abolished in the Concordat of 1801 and added to the Diocese of Avignon, and the cathedral became a church. To visit Cathedrale St-Siffrein and get the most from your holiday in Carpentras, create itinerary details personal to you using our Carpentras travel itinerary maker.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I visited it when I came to visit a friend of mine living here. He took me on a tour of the building. While the exterior might be a bit simple, the interior was breathtaking! He explained to me a lot ...  more »
  • While not as grand as many cathedrals I have visited, the relative starkness of this one really brings home the sheer size of the structure with its stunning, high vaulted roof. Although I comment tha...  more »
  • dissapointing, the Cathedrale was poorly lighted and it seemed as restoration of the obviously historical place was not ongoing. Not much to see unfortunately  more »
Google
  • It was dope, like your pretty gelled head
  • Small but nice church, nice to escape the heat!