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

  • Pl. aux Herbes Map It
  • Nîmes
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's 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 4th-century sarcophagus (third chapel on the right) and a magnificent 17th-century chapel in the apse.

Sight Information

Address:

Pl. aux Herbes, Nîmes, Occitania, 30189, France

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Phone:

/04–66–67–27–72

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 10/16/2017

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