Notre Dame Cathedral, Le Puy-en-Velay

Highly recommended
A Unesco World Heritage Site, this marvellous Romanesque-style building owes its originality to the influence of the East: inside, the nave is covered by a series of domes. The cathedral is an exceptional place, appearing to defy the laws of gravity by balancing the steep spot, and for its colourful lava façades, the Porche du For and the Porche St Jean, its Romanesque frescoes (Holy Women at the Tomb, The Martyrdom of St Catherine of Alexandria), the mysterious Pierre des Fièvres and the treasure.

Useful information

Address : 

Rue des Tables, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay

Phone:

+33 4 71 09 79 77

Opening hours

mid Jul-mid Aug: 6.30am-10pm; mid Mar-mid Jul and mid Aug-end Nov: 6.30am-7pm; rest of year: outside offices

Nearby tourist attractions

Baptistère St-Jean
Baptistère St-Jean
Until the Revolution, this baptistery
Bâtiment des Mâchicoulis
Bâtiment des Mâchicoulis
This imposing "machicolated" building,
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Puy-en-Velay old town
Puy-en-Velay old town
Bordered by a ring of boulevards beyond
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Chapelle des Sacrements
Chapelle des Sacrements
The chapel opens onto the cathedral's
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Puy-en-Velay's Cathedral cloister Puy-en-Velay's Cathedral cloister
Puy-en-Velay's Cathedral cloister
Adhering to the north of the cathedral
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Le Puy-en-Velay Episcopal City Le Puy-en-Velay Episcopal City
Le Puy-en-Velay Episcopal City
The episcopal city is reached from the
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Baptistère St-Jean
Baptistère St-Jean
Until the Revolution, this baptistery
Bâtiment des Mâchicoulis
Bâtiment des Mâchicoulis
This imposing "machicolated" building,
0:30
Puy-en-Velay old town
Puy-en-Velay old town
Bordered by a ring of boulevards beyond
1:00
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Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Baptistère St-Jean
Baptistère St-Jean
Until the Revolution, this baptistery
Chapelle des Sacrements
Chapelle des Sacrements
The chapel opens onto the cathedral's
0:15
Puy-en-Velay's Cathedral cloister Puy-en-Velay's Cathedral cloister
Puy-en-Velay's Cathedral cloister
Adhering to the north of the cathedral
1:00
See all