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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  • Today's appearance of the Cathedral began to build in the 15th century. century, in 1972, was fire damaged the roof, has been carried out already the twentieth or so reconstruction and in 2008 the Cathedral was recently renovated. The Cathedral has a size of 63 m of width, length and height of 103 m arch 37.5 m. Here are buried parents Anne Breton, which was twice Queen of France.
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  • This monument whose construction spanned 4 or 5 centuries and which suffered many snubs - bombing, fire in 1972 or 1973 - has been beautifully restored and regained all its Majesty and its atmosphere conducive to contemplation, even if you are atheist or agnostic. So elegant!
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  • Cathedral, on an easily accessible place, the sublime architecture gets not to watch
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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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