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Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, Clermont-Ferrand
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
The medieval Gothic cathedral, Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, was built in the 13th century entirely from black lava stone making it highly distinctive and visible from great distances. A step inside reveals beautiful medieval stained glass windows, many Gothic frescoes, and a crypt from the 10th century with two remarkable sarcophagi from the 4th and 5th centuries. Striking architectural features, include its 96.2 m (315 ft) tall twin spires and the blue rose and the orange stained glass windows made in the 14th century above the ambulatory chapels. Make Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption part of your personalized Clermont-Ferrand itinerary using our Clermont-Ferrand tourist route planner.
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Oui, la cathédrale de Clermont est noire car elle est en lave (normal nous sommes dans une région de volcans)...elle est unique en son genre. Elle est majestueuse, je vous souhaite d'avoir la chance d... read more »Yes, the Cathedral of Clermont is black because it is lava (normal we are in a region of volcanoes)... it is unique of its kind. She is majestic, I hope you have the chance to attend a concert or at a mass on Sunday morning. Don't say she is dirty because it irritates the auvergnats...show original
One of the highlight of the trip to Clermont Ferrand. Visible from afar and impressive from close up. There is a piazza/square nearby with cafes where you can just admire the view, watch the world go ... read more »
magnifique ! à visiter absolument cet édifice en pierre de lave noire.idéal pour se recueillir, on se sent en toute sérénitébeautiful! visit this lava noire.ideal stone building to collect himself, feels in complete serenityshow original
Made of volcanic rock. It's pretty. Very similar looking to the cathedral in Rouen.
Simply marvelous construction with vulcanic rocks.
Carlos de la Hoz
Amazing black cathedral. The volcanic rocks typical of the region are used on this cathedral. Wonderful.
Gorgeous, both inside and out.
Very special and magnificent monument. All made of black lava stone.
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