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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. 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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  • 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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  • Beautiful 14 th century cathedral with beautiful stonework outside with wooden interior 8 separate side chapels with one main beautiful chapel at front of cathedral was a pleasure to visit such a wond...  more »
  • These are, among other things not to be missed while visiting this Cathedral. The arms of the city are set out and explained in the first Chapel to the left of the heart: you push on the light switch to discover what made two nails used at the crucifixion. As for gargoyles, they are many and to look up. Other architectural elements deserve also attention, like the southern portal. Don't hesitate to go around this Cathedral, both inside out.
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  • It was dope, like your pretty gelled head
  • Small but nice church, nice to escape the heat!
  • 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.
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