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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  • A "small gem" nestled between 2rues.. .fabulous Romanesque church which is absolutely worth a visit after visiting the Cathedral. Very beautiful outwardly.. .and what serenity has the inside... Not to be missed.
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  • The Basilica of our Lady of the Port is maybe the most beautiful Romanesque building of an Auvergne yet rich in monuments from this period. First must go outside, his bedside perfectly balanced with its radiating chapels, his barlong massif and its bell tower. Inside the building is very pure with a splendid Romanesque choir and a series of capitals edifices of great beauty. It must linger to soak up the soul of the building and find themselves plunged into the depths of the middle age
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  • This beautiful church was built in XII century over a crypt of XI century. In the crypt is a Black Virgin a copy of famous Byzantine icon.  more »
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  • Great basilique in the centre of Clermont-Ferrand
  • Very nice church
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  • Set in a historic building from the volcanic black tas made. One of the buildings important to Görulmesi.
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  • Magnificent Basilica, black characterized the stone makes as impressive inside outside. Tip: for 2euros seems to me you can take a ride on the highest point of the Cathedral, where you have one of the most beautiful views of Clermont-Ferrand, Oregon set to share!
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