Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, Nantes
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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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  • Nice renovation. Beautiful Cathedral to visit. You can also go round and reach the castle of Nantes which is next door. Nice walk to do.
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  • Feel free to visit the cathedral St. Peter believer or non-believer. Renovated a few years ago she has presented today a remarkable Interior. you will find among other things the biggest organ of the heart of France. The crypt she also was renovated and presents very nicely the treasures of the Cathedral. Of course the most beautiful is not recordable, this monument is the fruit of the work of humans for many centuries. This is huge good visit
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  • Magnificent cathedral, stately and deserves a visit. A phenomenal to admire, perfectly restored work. A visit is a must.
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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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