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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  • the black stone, lava at this scale is not very exciting, but nevertheless this Cathedral is worth a visit for its height but also for his darkness!
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  • Auvergne, I had never climbed the steps of our cathedral! Always impressed by this great lady silent and austere. The goalkeeper is very welcoming, € 2 for climb the 250 steps spiral staircase (watch your head which can turn a bit). Arrival at the top, quiet typing, view 360 ° of Clermont. The Puy de Dome plays between the spires of the Cathedral. Nice pictures to make and a good small business before going through the old Clermont and boutiques. A counselor at all.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral, she's gorgeous, views of clermont and its suburbs, with its black stones typical of the volcanic region.
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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.