Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port, Clermont-Ferrand
(4.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Another of the five major basilicas of Auvergne, Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port was founded by the bishop of Clermont, Saint Avitus, during the 6th century and was rebuilt in the 11th or 12th centuries after being burned down by the Normans. It is built from arkose sandstone and the building is said to have perfect harmony resulting from the "Golden Ratio" architecture. You can attend mass on Sunday and some weekdays and view some of the finest capitals in Auvergne that depict scenes from the Bible and Psychomachia of Prudentius. Use our Clermont-Ferrand vacation route planner to visit Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port on your trip to Clermont-Ferrand, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Overshadowed by the fame of the Cathedral, this church hidden street of the Port is worth a visit. Fine example of Romanesque art, with a beautiful crypt, this church is relaxing and worth at the architectural level.
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  • Very nice church a little below the streets of the port. This strongly shopping street a few years ago became sad with all of its shops closed. The Basilica is yet worth to commit. Very well restored is different from the main official buildings by its limestone. Outside is a beautiful architectural wealth and inside is superb sobriety.
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  • You have to love the story but it's worth the look. A little dark but it's as are materials used. She has nothing to envy to the Basilica because it takes its place.
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  • Perfect proportions, a very beautiful restoration which gives a luminous blonde stone. A magnificent example of Romanesque church can't miss if you go to Clermont-Ferrand
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  • Built Arcose stone from Volvic and not...
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  • 我们开车去了几次教会的最后一周和当时还不知道它是一个教堂。 它让我想起了一个古老的罗马宫殿就是一个教堂。 这就是说,列在前面给所有它的魅力!
  • Beautiful Collegiate Church of Romanesque invoice.
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  • Better than the Cathedral in history and conservation. Must stop both culturally and mystical.
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