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Cathedrale St-Pierre, Montpellier

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Cathedrale St-Pierre is an incomplete Roman Catholic cathedral, widely considered one of the most daring achievements of Gothic architecture. Inside, you study ornate stone carvings, elaborate stained glass windows, and the oldest fully functioning mechanical clock in Europe. A sophisticated astronomical clock with moving figures was added in the 19th century. Work out when and for how long to visit Cathedrale St-Pierre and other Montpellier attractions using our handy Montpellier trip itinerary builder.
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  • Went into the cathedral and was in the process of reading the sign when a woman at the desk started shouting at me in french. I did not understand what she was saying and said as much. Apparently it w...  more »
  • the cathedrale is annexed to the University of Medecine of Montpellier from the 13th century . the cathedrale is located in the old town : and you go sight seeing in the old town with many shops .  more »
  • Most of Monpellier's history is visible both in walking through it's old streets or visiting it's attractions. All are worth a visit.  more »
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  • Impressive, beautiful, sun colored Cathedral!
  • Wonderful and impressive architecture.
  • Extremely impressive church, the pylons out the front are enormous.
  • Lovely church.
  • cool

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