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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  • Our beautiful Cathedral, draped our black lava stone. Masterful at the top of Clermont, is worth a visit. Riding on the terraces is something to do to discover the city from above.
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  • Essential, it dominates the vile, "Dark Lady". I had the chance to visit it because there are times to visit. Very rich level architecture and historical past. Beautiful stained glass windows, and well developed. do not miss it would be a shame.
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  • Church with Gothic style and magnificent architecture. Place to feel overwhelmed and for those who have faith. Worth knowing!
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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.