Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, Nantes

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Religious Site
Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul took 457 years to build. The ground was broken for this house of worship on the ruins of a Romanesque cathedral in 1434, but construction wasn’t completed until 1891. The French have John VI to thank for beginning the project and seeing the initial construction through a period of conflict in the mid-15th century. After his reign, the construction was often interrupted by revolutions and war. But the French weren’t willing to give up on the building, so after World WarII and a devastating fire in 1972, it underwent the restoration that gave birth to the majestic arches you’ll see above your head on a visit to this site. See Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul and all Nantes has to offer by arranging your trip with our Nantes vacation planner.
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  • Beautiful and full of local history, Cathedral renovated recently, a wonder, not to forget the night view with his lighting;
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  • Two square towers dominate the austere facade, which contrasts with the light, wide, limestone interior. The large, airy interior is an impressive 100m long with 120-foot high vaults (higher than the ...  more »
  • very beautiful monument, Cathedral to visit! is staying in his juice all years and she is wonderfully beautiful, internal as external, to visit absolutely!
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  • The catherdral itself is beautiful. Like many other gothic churches. But I was very disappointed and even upset because I couldn't visit the crypt of the cathedral. it was written at the entance to the crypt that they are free to visit and opened till 19:00. But 2nd of August the crypt was closed at 18:40 already. The worker with dark skin and not slim bodytype was slowly closing all the entrances. It is simply not just. If crypt works till 18:30 - please write it works till 18:30. If it is written that the crypt is opened till 19:00, PLEASE, KEEP IT OPENED TILL 19:00 !!! (((
  • A must see in Nantes ! (+ now there is a cave to visit under it ! Really good.)
  • Very beautiful cathedral. While it's not the most intricate one I've seen, the boldness of its simplicity really impressed me.
  • Beautiful church and history
  • An exquisite atmosphere with guide on the tour of the Church explaining its meaning, history and architectural mix that makes her a beauty. The importance of art in an age where the majority of the population did not know read, but had a heart filled with great faith. I loved it!
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