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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  • Impressive cathedral in very dark stone (volcanic I guess). The stained glass windows are gorgeous.
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  • The view on the roof really worth view a 360 ° on all Clermont! The architecture and the Interior of the Cathedral are also very beautiful place not to be missed
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  • This Cathedral so showy imposed on the mass look dark. Once through the doors is an enchantment of colors and stained glass door magnifiques.une open on the Puys of Dome. .. sumptuous...
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Impressive for their imponency!
  • Amazing black cathedral. The volcanic rocks typical of the region are used on this cathedral. Wonderful.

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