Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, Clermont-Ferrand

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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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  • Externally this ancient cathedral is dark and gloomy, but inside it is beautiful with some wonderful wall paintings. It has a lighting system where you can get a better view of the wall paintings but ...  more »
  • Impressive monument in lava stone. A cathedral whose construction lasted for centuries!
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  • This is a really old Cathedral in the center of Clermont - it is well worth a visit.Close by there are many shops, bars and restaurants. 
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  • Made of volcanic rock. It's pretty. Very similar looking to the cathedral in Rouen.
  • Amazing black cathedral. The volcanic rocks typical of the region are used on this cathedral. Wonderful.
  • Simply marvelous construction with vulcanic rocks.
  • Gorgeous, both inside and out.
  • Very special and magnificent monument. All made of black lava stone.