Cathedrale St-Siffrein, Carpentras

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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. Plan to visit Cathedrale St-Siffrein during your Carpentras vacation using our convenient Carpentras trip planner .
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  • September 28, 2017
    Not as impressive as the larger cathedrals in France. Nevertheless worth a visit. Fairly simple facade. Vaulted interior. It's located towards one end along a long side of the place Charles du Gaulle....  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    a little dark but interesting Church the day my passage there was a recurrence of a Chamber Orchestra for a concert the same evening in front of the Cathedral.
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  • August 3, 2017
    This beautiful Cathedral of St. Siffrein presents of pretty ornaments, stained glass, and chapels well presented and explained. However the lack of brightness does not have the possibility of admiring some pieces or tables as above entry. Two organs in a same Cathedral can attract curiosity as the motto on the pediment there: freedom equality fraternity!
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  • August 18, 2017
    Lovely old French church, great bells especially first thing in the morning!!
  • March 14, 2017
    It was dope, like your pretty gelled head
  • January 2, 2016
    Small but nice church, nice to escape the heat!
  • August 5, 2017
    Respect for the liturgy, by a team of priests, led by a 'good Shepherd' Dynamics! Enter and see - enter, pray and ask! and don't forget to give thanks to God. Respect of the Liturgy, by a great team of Priests, led by a dynamic 'good shepherd'! Come forward, Pray and Ask! and don't forget to thank HIM. = Stole of St. Jean-Marie Vianney exposed in the chorus, at the time of Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament, 1st Friday of the month, August 2017
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  • August 12, 2017
    Beautiful church redone
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