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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  • A great time with friends. We climbed the tower and could overhang the city. See Clermont in height, it is just beautiful!
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  • Gothic stone from Volvic, renovated, beautiful and dark of its stone, the rosettes are not to be missed.
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  • This Cathedral is at or even with its Christmas market at his feet and the illuminations that stand out on this black lava stone.
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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.