Nîmes Cathedral

Nîmes, France

Nîmes Cathedral is believed to stand on the site of the former Roman temple of Augustus. It is partly Romanesque and partly Gothic in style. The first cathedral was consecrated in 1096. The current appearance dates mainly from the 17th century. In 1822 the original Romanesque portal was demolished. The organ dates from 1643.


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Founded: 1096
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Silvia Ceballos (3 years ago)
Ancient building and beautiful inside decoration, won't be disappointed if you visit, restricted visit times.
A H (3 years ago)
From the outside, the Cathedral ND is impressive, but because it closed at noon we unable to go inside - which was a real pity indeed. Nimes is a small compact city and this is one of the three must-see sights, so it's worth ensuring you get there when it is actually open (and check that it will be open... as the website is badly designed and not greatly helpful!) We thoroughly enjoyed Nimes. Should we be returning to the south of France this little town will be on our revisit list, if only to try to make sure that we arrive when the cathedral is open for viewing!
Edward F. Sodmann (3 years ago)
France's churches are wonderful. Go visit!
satpal jat (4 years ago)
Beautiful church. Peaceful holly place
Ognian Dimitrov (4 years ago)
Outside, the cathedral is impressive. Because closing at noon we could not get inside. The city is small and this is one of the sights, so it's worth seeing.
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