Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Le Puy-en-Velay

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Must see · Architectural Building · Religious Site
As a national monument forming the highest point in the city, Cathedrale Notre-Dame still holds Roman Catholic mass. Since before the time of Charlemagne, the cathedral has been a part of the Christian pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. View Romanesque architecture from the 5th century to the 15th century with an exterior façade made from white sandstone and black volcanic breccias. Climb sixty steps to get to the three orders and listen to the historical organ. Make Cathedrale Notre-Dame a centerpiece of your Le Puy-en-Velay vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Le Puy-en-Velay trip itinerary maker.
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  • Gothic , beautiful breathtaking. You’re transported to another time. I don’t know how to explain it except to say you can feel the presence of old souls. My spouse said it was spooky, I loved it...  more »
  • A very historic cathedral the start at the start of the Pilgrimage to St Jacques de Compostale. Interesting architectural style. Well worth a visit a printed guide is available for 2 euros in...  more »
  • Very beautiful place!
  • Wonderful cathedral with beautiful views and plenty to offer. Ensure to see the views available from the back, and have a wander around.

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