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Sospel Cathedral, Sospel
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Sospel Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church and former cathedral in the town of Sospel, France.It was formerly the seat of the Bishopric of Sospel, created in 1378 from the Diocese of Ventimiglia during the Great Schism and abolished under the Concordat of 1801. It is now in the Diocese of Nice.Apart from a belltower of either the 11th or the 13th century, from the Lombard period of Sospel's history, the cathedral was built between 1642 and 1762, and is claimed to be the largest building in the Alpes-Maritimes. The Renaissance façade is from 1642, and contains in two niches the statues of the town's protectors, Saint Hippolytus and Saint Absende. Inside, the principal feature is the altarpiece in carved wood in three panels, containing the figure of the "Immaculate Virgin of Sospel". It is by the artist François Brea, of a family of artists from Nice, from the 15th or early 16th century.Sources www.sospel06.com Sospel Tourism: Cathédrale Saint-Michel de Sospel Secret Sospel: A Tour
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  • Typical very large cathedral for such a small town, with very ornate alter and painted ceilings. Series of steps to entrance are somewhat uneven. Worth a short visit. Fort Roch which we have visited i...  more »
  • This Cathedral is very nice, superb example of baroque with beautiful pictures. The square in front of the Cathedral is also remarkable, floor decorated in pebbles, a lot of charm.
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  • Beautiful, completely renovated Cathedral. A must see. Difficult access for people in wheelchairs. See the inside with the different chapels and the magnificent statue of Saint Michael.
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  • Joli bâtiment, jolie place, belle vue