La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence, Vence

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One of France’s most beautiful cathedrals, La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence was built in the eleventh century. It was built over the ruins of Built on the site of a temple of Mars and a Merovingian church. It has Gothic architecture and a Baroque Romanesque character to it. You can see the tomb of St. Lambert with his epitaph, a sarcophagus of the fifth century called "tomb of St. Veran ", in the aisle, and holy angels of the sixteenth century, in the altar. In many of the pillars, there are embedded Carolingian stone and beautiful setting interlacing. In the baptistery, a gorgeous mosaic of Chagall is of Moses can be found. The castle is an epitome of exquisite architecture. You must not miss it when in Vence! Arrange to visit La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence and other attractions in Vence using our Vence road trip planner.
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  • The cathedral was lovely and quite big. There was even a little exhabition and it's been really nice to walk around Worth seeing it  more »
  • The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Nativity is the smallest cathedral in France. From the outside is looks tiny, but that’s just because other buildings have been erected around it. There’s a bit more.....  more »
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  • Beautiful cathedral in the beautiful town of Vence. A great place to visit on a hot summerday to enjoy the rather cold atmosphere.
  • Excellent Cathedral situated in the centre of Vence. It has a Mark Chagall mosaic under the rear window. Upstairs there is a large collection of exquisite 16th century wooden stations of the cross carvings, look out for the cheeky misericords. If you are lucky you might meet The exceptionally knowledgable female guide who will provide a comprehensive history to the collection.
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