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Provence Sights

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

  • Pl. aux Herbes Map It
  • Nîmes
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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 4th-century sarcophagus (third chapel on the right) and a magnificent 17th-century chapel in the apse.

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Pl. aux Herbes, Nîmes, 30189, France

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  • Mon. 9–noon and 2–6; Tues. and Thurs. 8:30–noon and 2–6; Wed. 9–1 and 3–4:30; Fri.–Sun. 8:30–noon


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