Grasse Cathedral

Grasse, France

The medieval church of Notre-Dame du Puy in Grasse was raised to cathedral status in 1244, when the bishop transferred from Antibes to Grasse.

Its Provençal Romanesque style has been well preserved throughout the centuries. In the 17th century, an exterior staircase was built, while a chapel dedicated to the Saint Sacrament was added in 1740, in a beautiful Baroque style.

The cathedral’s strict, basic style, structure, vaults, and discreet décor reflect Lombardian and Ligurian influences. It shelters works by such masters as Rubens, Charles Nègre, a beautiful triptych by Louis Bréa, and the only religious painting by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Le Lavement des Pieds.

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Founded: 1244
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Pablo Fernández (2 years ago)
The outside isn't much but the art inside is quite something.
Alfred Esparza (3 years ago)
This Cathedral is a stunning piece of architecture. Additionally, the views of the Mediterranean and the surrounding area are spectacular.
Suleman Hadi (3 years ago)
A great architectural history. The Bells are as amazing as the cathedral
Kirill Vankov (3 years ago)
A whole Treasury is hidden behind the modest facade: you can find works of Peter Paul Rubens and his school, one of a few religious paintings of Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and many other. It is calm and fresh inside even during hottest summer days. Exciting from the left door you reach an observation point to admire the local landscape and view to the Mediterranean Sea. Must visit tourist attraction.
Jan Huygh (3 years ago)
Grasse has done a serious effort to make wandering around in the city an attraction. Shut you need to visit at least one perfume manufacturer and the perfume museum... but I think drinking a glass in the many small bars is an attraction too !
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