Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Provence  /  Vaucluse  /  Carpentras  /  Historic Sites  /  Cathedrale St-Siffrein

Cathedrale St-Siffrein, Carpentras

(4.2/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Carpentras itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Carpentras

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The St-Siffrein Cathedral is emblematic of tourism in Carpentras... of Gothic and Romanesque style... to better appreciate the building, nothing better that to carry out a visit with a tour guide (Guide available at the tourist office) in order to better grasp the symbols, but also its importance in an era and in the history of the city...
    View original
  • The building is a historical monument since 1840. It is in Gothic style, she was raised on the orders of the Pope from Avignon Benedict XIII to dedicate it to St. Siffrein, who was Bishop of the city.
    View original
  • Beautiful Cathedral to see a sunny day (they are many!) to the outside. The Interior is a bit shabby, but filled with beautiful things for which eye warned.
    View original
Google
  • Small but nice church, nice to escape the heat!