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Cathédrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms

Avignon Cathedral

Cathédrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms Review

Built in a pure Provençal Romanesque style in the 12th century, this cathedral was soon dwarfed by the extravagant palace that rose beside it. The 14th century saw the addition of a cupola, which promptly collapsed. As rebuilt in 1425, the cathedral is a marvel of stacked arches with a strong Byzantine flavor and is topped with a gargantuan Virgin Mary lantern—a 19th-century afterthought—whose glow can be seen for miles around. Closed for renovation, the museum will reopen in 2015.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. du Palais, Avignon, 84000 | Map It
  • Phone: /04–90–86–81–01
  • Hours: Daily 8–6
  • Location: Avignon
Updated: 12-19-2013

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