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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  • When travelled to the Auvergne region, staying in Clermont Ferrand, went out. It takes less than 20 minutes ' walk from the SNCF train station. Suddenly opened the line of sight, walk up hill and I thought was a church. Order in the Church. Concentrated restaurants and shops around the Cathedral.
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  • Very dark lava on the outside, but the inside of the Cathedral is beautiful, thanks to very beautiful stained glass, light filter and plays on the gray of the pillars... Very nice at sunset!
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  • The cathedral can be spotted from miles around as it's located on a high point in the city and stands out as a dark blemish - this is not to do with air pollution as you might think but the fact it wa...  more »
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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
  • Very interesting place with a lot of sculptures
  • Unforgetable experience
  • Made of volcanic rock. It's pretty. Very similar looking to the cathedral in Rouen.

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