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Cathédrale Notre-Dame et St-Castor (Nimes Cathedral)

Cathédrale Notre-Dame et St-Castor (Nimes Cathedral) Review

Destroyed and rebuilt in several stages, Nîmes Cathedral was damaged by Protestants during the 16th- century Wars of Religion but still shows traces of its original construction in 1096. A remarkably preserved Romanesque frieze portrays Adam and Eve cowering in shame, the gory slaughter of Abel, and a flood-wearied Noah. Inside, look for the fourth-century sarcophagus (third chapel on the right) and a magnificent 17th-century chapel in the apse.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. aux Herbes, Nîmes, 30189
  • Phone: 04–66–67–27–72
  • Hours: Weekdays 8:30–6, Sat. 8:30–noon and 2–6
  • Location: Nimes
Updated: 12-16-2013

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