Montpellier Cathedral

Montpellier, France

Montpellier Cathedral was originally attached to the monastery of Saint-Benoît, which was founded in 1364. The building was elevated to the status of cathedral in 1536, when the see of Maguelonne was transferred to Montpellier. After the building suffered extensive damage during the Wars of Religion between Catholics and Protestants in the 16th century, it was rebuilt in the 17th century.



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Founded: 1364
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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Beat A. Schwendimann (9 months ago)
Enormous cathedral with unique architectural features. Back in the middle ages, the cathedral was fortified by the catholics against protestant attacks. Remnants of this fortification are the three huge towers (one collapsed) and the two rocket-like pillars. Beautiful stained glass windows. Beautiful and large organ.
William Haun (9 months ago)
Interesting architecture. The organ looks amazing. I’d love to attend a concert there.
Jona than (11 months ago)
Really interesting from the outside and inside.
Svitlana Matiash (2 years ago)
Very beautiful places
David L. Brooks (2 years ago)
I first discovered the Montpellier Cathedral because of one of the frequent organ recitals held there when I was an exchange student back in the 70's. When I found out that Nostradamus was part of its history, I came back again and again, hoping for some psychic or spiritual inspiration.
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