Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, Nantes

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Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul took 457 years to build. The ground was broken for this house of worship on the ruins of a Romanesque cathedral in 1434, but construction wasn’t completed until 1891. The French have John VI to thank for beginning the project and seeing the initial construction through a period of conflict in the mid-15th century. After his reign, the construction was often interrupted by revolutions and war. But the French weren’t willing to give up on the building, so after World WarII and a devastating fire in 1972, it underwent the restoration that gave birth to the majestic arches you’ll see above your head on a visit to this site. Using our online itinerary creator, Nantes attractions like Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • My 3 stars rating refers to neutral, not average as you cannot access the Cathedral. Currently it's on a big scale restoration work and you can admire it only from outside (partly). It was a big... 
    My 3 stars rating refers to neutral, not average as you cannot access the Cathedral. Currently it's on a big scale restoration work and you can admire it only from outside (partly). It was a big...  more »
  • This is a such a huge church. A monstrous size building with many altars and stained glass windows. I do think how this kind of structure was built without proper equipment but with such a precision.....  more
    This is a such a huge church. A monstrous size building with many altars and stained glass windows. I do think how this kind of structure was built without proper equipment but with such a precision.....  more »
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  • In this time under the reconstruction for accident, but outside is very nice and historical
  • Beautiful architecture.

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