Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, Nantes

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. Using our online itinerary creator, Nantes attractions like Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The ceiling is supposedly higher than Notre Dame Paris, it is very imposing and beautifully illuminated at night.  more »
  • It is true that I love cathedrals and I did not know it, simply because I was never come to Nantes. This is filled and I am delighted. Elancée, well endowed in sculptures, in excellent condition. A true lovely building both externally balanced rich inside.
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  • Of course, there is the tomb of the last Duke, a real piece of sculpture that takes time to be well watched. The Church has many other interesting and unusual works.
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Affordable and convenient bases from which to explore the countryside surrounding Nantes, family-friendly campsites just a short ride from the city offer access to private swimming pools and proximity to popular seaside resorts. Within Nantes itself, you can choose a centrally located hotel or good-value hostel, from which you can walk to the city's finest shops, restaurants, bars, and clubs. If all you need is place to sleep at a reasonable price, consider booking a room at one of the city's university residences.
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