Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port, Clermont-Ferrand

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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. Take a look at our Clermont-Ferrand holiday tool to schedule your visit to Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Sublime, majestic, Romanesque art auvergnat in all its glory... essential to visit if you are passing in Clermont Ferrand
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  • It was small compared with the Church of Notre Dame de l'Assomption Church is registered on the World Heritage list as a part of the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela.
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  • One of the 5 major Churches in the Auvergne. To get her in the street of the Port, wedged between old houses, go, do the tour, down to the crypt see the Black Madonna and stop in front of the Virgin nursing the XV ° century, without forgetting the baptismal font, very modern.
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  • Beautiful Romanesque church. Beautiful architecture. Enjoy a guided tour to see this world heritage.
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  • Very pretty Church. Paintings, beautiful sculptures. And architecture with a few original features which are not all due to the restoration.
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  • Clermont Ferrand discover the heart of volcanoes, the urban atmosphere and the cultural heritage of the capital of the Auvergne. Stroll it along the pedestrian streets of the historic centre, admire the magnificent Gothic Cathedral built in lava of Volvic and the Romanesque Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port (registered in the world heritage of Unesco). Jaude square is the heart of the city. With its galleries Lafayette and its two shopping centres welcoming over 130 shops, it is the ideal place for shopping. With the interactive tour of the Michelin adventure, go to the discovery of the exciting history of the famous tire company that has marked the history of Clermont-Ferrand. You can also visit the many museums of the city. Clermont-Ferrand is the capital of French rock, then don't forget to attend a concert at the co-operative in May.
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  • One of the masterpieces of Romanesque art auvergnat. Upstairs apartments that extend the Basilica to see up close the rose windows of the choir. 3 stars in the Green Guide Michelin.
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