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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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Cathedral is on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela (to Spain) so make sure you get your credencial stamped here (you can also buy one inside). Everything you'd expect from a grand European Cathedral... read more »
On sent et on voit que la cathédrale a souffert à travers les âges, mais quel somptueux monument. Faire le tour sans aucune hésitation.We feel and we see that the Cathedral has suffered through the ages, but what a sumptuous monument. The ride without any hesitation.show original
Très belle restauration de cette cathédrale, en entrant , c'est la blancheur et la lumière qui vous interpellent, la hauteur de la voûte est surprenante, plus élevée que celle de Notre Dame à Paris. L... read more »Beautiful restoration of the Cathedral, by entering, it is white and light facing you, the height of the arch is surprising, higher than Notre Dame in Paris. The recumbent figure of François II is impressive.show original
Very beautiful cathedral. While it's not the most intricate one I've seen, the boldness of its simplicity really impressed me.
Tony BRUNThe renovation of this Cathedral gives him a shot of young. The Interior is incredibly light for a Gothic monument. This is certainly not the most beautiful Cathedral in France, but it is still worth a trip.show original
Catheine AurayI knows very well, being naissance.j Nantaise have do almost all my communions in this church, and I find it very nice outside.show original
Ric TrambalanVery good restored sobre simple beautiful indoor sculptureshow original
Hacı Ahmetli TepeköyÇa cents histoireshow original
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