Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Cathedral

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The most striking aspect of this cathedral, started in 1248 in a style inspired by the Gothic cathedrals of the Île-de-France, is its black colour, due to the Volvic lava used to build it. In 1866, Viollet-le-Duc added two iconic spires. Note the superb stained-glass windows in tones of blue and red. The transept is lit by two rose windows, one red, the other blue, while the ambulatory displays paintings and sculptures, including an enthroned Madonna.

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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