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Cathedral Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul

 

Catholic religious building dating from the 15th century, emblematic of the city of Nantes.

There is a stanza engraved on the back of the doors that tells us of when the first stones were laid in 1434, and with it one of the longest religious constructions in France was underway, building that wouldn’t be completed until 1893. Repair and restoration work was first undertaken after the 1972 fire and only finished once the cathedral had been returned to its original splendor. Behind the white-stone (and not in the more usual granite) of a double tower front, the nave rises to a full 37.5m - higher than at Notre-Dame in Paris.


© Jean-Dominique Billaud - Nautilus


OPENING HOURS
Inaccessible until further notice since the fire of July 18, 2020
PRICES
Free entrance
DIRECTIONS
Place Saint-Pierre
44000 Nantes
Busway : line 4 stop Foch
Accessibility

Entrance through the south transept's door (door near the tomb of the Dukes) accessible through a porch near the garden of the Psalette. Nantes Tourism's tips : difficult access, paved area and uneven terrain. The crypts are not accessible.




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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Following the measures recently taken in view of the situation linked to the current health crisis, wearing a mask is mandatory from August 14:

. In the streets of downtown Nantes
. The surroundings of the Erdre
. The North and South squares of the SNCF station
. In the markets


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