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Cathédrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms

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  • Avignon
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Published 10/16/2017

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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 of the nave and entrance, the cathedral is slated to reopen in fall 2016.

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Pl. du Palais, Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 84000, France

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Published 10/16/2017


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