La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence, Vence

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One of France’s most beautiful cathedrals, La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence was built in the eleventh century. It was built over the ruins of Built on the site of a temple of Mars and a Merovingian church. It has Gothic architecture and a Baroque Romanesque character to it. You can see the tomb of St. Lambert with his epitaph, a sarcophagus of the fifth century called "tomb of St. Veran ", in the aisle, and holy angels of the sixteenth century, in the altar. In many of the pillars, there are embedded Carolingian stone and beautiful setting interlacing. In the baptistery, a gorgeous mosaic of Chagall is of Moses can be found. The castle is an epitome of exquisite architecture. You must not miss it when in Vence! Put La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence at the forefront of your travel plans using our Vence trip itinerary builder.
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  • Characterful, ornate, ancient. Traditional detailed tables and models , just reeks of centuries of use. Awe inspiring.  more »
  • Location: next to Town Hall. Inside you'll find a christening font with mosaic. There are some works of art (three by Rubens??). Nothing special.
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  • A church (Cathedral) small, still without restoration, and very pretty! The images are beautiful, and the pictures and paintings are in the original colors. Worth the visit!
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  • Beautiful cathedral in one of the most beatiful towns in France. It's a quiet place. If you don't believe, it's a great place to think. The facade is very colourful. The inside is very nice as well. The floor is beautiful. Take a seat on one of the benches and take a good look around. You'll love it. The mosaic at the baptisery, made by Chagall, is very colourful.
  • It is called smallest cathedral in town. Tourist attraction point.
  • Excellent Cathedral with a Mark Chagall mosaic and a collection of exquisite 16th century stations of the cross carving, look out for the cheeky misericords.
  • pretty little church bringing however the name of Cathedral with a bit of emphasis and a lack obvious Christian modesty :)
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  • a typical monument of the villages of Provence
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