Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port, Clermont-Ferrand

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#4 of 19 in Historic Sites in Puy-de-Dome
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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. 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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  • A must see classified by the Unesco place of peace and serenity... Very clear built in white stone
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  • very pretty Romanesque, small type Basilica space that explains the construction of the monument, the Basilica has a small crypt
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  • not far from the Cathedral, this Church deserves to be discovered, its architecture and decoration are superb
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  • Inescapable, well better proportioned than Orcival, the archose is truly sublime. She does equal game with St. Austremoine which is entirely full colour and neater in decorations. Otherwise I personally found St Saturnin still more "cute".
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  • Don't hesitate to climb up the tower for a great view of Clermont (€2,5)
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  • She is part of the five majors of Auvergne (beautiful Romanesque churches) and is worth a visit!
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  • Bells ringing at all going, a little respect the locals!
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