Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Cathedral

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The most striking thing is its black colour, which is due to the Volvic lava rock used to build it. Construction began in 1248 in a style inspired by the Gothic cathedrals of the Paris region. In 1866, Viollet-le-Duc added the two iconic spires, which herald the city from afar. Note the superb blue- and red-toned stained-glass windows and, in the chancel chapels, one of the most abundant sets of frescoes from the 12C-15C to be conserved in a French cathedral.

Useful information

Address:

Place de la Victoire, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand

Phone:

+33 4 73 98 65 00

Opening hours

7.30am-noon, 2pm-6pm, Sun and Bank Hols 9.30am-noon, 3pm-7.30pm (except offices)

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