Fodor's Expert Review Cathédrale Saint-Vincent

Built in 1119 on the Rocher de Chateauviex and adjacent to the 11th-century Tour Saint-Michel, this elegant cathedral is a mix of medieval Romanesque and gothic architectures. The arched ceilings and apse were destroyed in the 16th century during the Wars of Religion and replaced with wood, then finally reconstructed with the regional stone in 1727. Exquisite marble inlay, done by Italian masons, can be seen throughout the reconstruction. During a visit to Viviers in 1857, Napoleon III offered the town three important Gobelins tapestries, made between 1720-1744, which decorate the choir.

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Place Saint-Jean
Viviers, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  07220, France


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