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

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 vacation planning website .
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  • Beautiful Cathedral in Clermont Ferrand inside as outside with black color next to a beautiful square, the place of victory
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  • Majestic Cathedral in black stone from Volvic. The stained glass windows are beautiful and very colorful. Beautiful rosettes.
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  • Magnificent cathedral erected in volcanic rocks giving it a typical appearance. I had the chance to visit it at the moment where someone was playing the organ.
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  • The Great cathedrale from ancient time, unbeliveable arhitecture and arches, great space inside, i can only imagine one simple man from that time when steps in front of it, for him that was like he saw The God himself. I like famous places but this is a peak of famouosity bcs this is a historic place thaks to pope Urban II who made a historic speech in 1095 and start The First Crusade. This place is very easy to find bcs Clermond is a very flat town and you can see the Catedral almost wherever you are in town
  • I like it very much because it's different, completely dark because It is built entirely in black lava stone, which makes it highly distinctive, and visible from a great distance. Its twin spires are 108 meters tall, and tower above the town's rooftops. Definitely worth a visit if you're around. You can also climb up the tower which might be a little exhausting but rewarding. Check my photos to have an idea of the view you might expect. The view from the top is simple remarkable.
  • Amazing place and Cathedrale Notre-Dame 😍
  • Built of black lava rock, it seems quite forbidding, but beautiful inside
  • Made of volcanic rock. It's pretty. Very similar looking to the cathedral in Rouen.
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