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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  • Free visit, this Cathedral is well worth a visit. Much more impressive on the inside, but very cold. To highlight the tomb of the parents of Ana of Britain.
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  • Visit during my travel to Nantes. I got a repeat of glee club during my visit. She is beautiful and there are recumbent inside.
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  • Magnificent monument and simple spectacular organ and an interview very neat door outside saint Pierre is worth a visit
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