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Cloitre de la Cathedrale du Puy-en-Velay

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A beatiful cathedral in a gorgeous historic town

With its black virgin, surroundings and decor this is a must see Cathedral. I was there to do the... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2017
Marcela B
United Kingdom
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Beautiful but...

Why would the Cloisters be closed between 12 o'clock and 2PM? This is most inconvenient for... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2017
Saint-Cloud, France
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Sep 14, 2017
“A beatiful cathedral in a gorgeous historic town”
May 28, 2017
“Beautiful but...”
The Cathedral was built between the end of the 11th and the end of the 12th century to accommodate the influx of pilgrims who frequented this famous site. The 11th and 12th century Romanesque cloister adjoins the Cathedral, which was restored from...more
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3 rue du Cloitre, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay, France
+33 4 71 01 15 96
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

With its black virgin, surroundings and decor this is a must see Cathedral. I was there to do the Camino 18 months ago and had an emotional send off from the priest.

Thank Marcela B
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Why would the Cloisters be closed between 12 o'clock and 2PM? This is most inconvenient for visitors .

Thank 824richardw
Reviewed December 4, 2016

The whole area around the Cathedral is interesting, including this part, and if you have the time and the energy then it's worth the diversion to have a look.

Thank Narziss
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Some interesting statues and wall painting pleasant if unexceptional. Like most of the venues here the reception played beautiful choral music. Very soothing.

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed September 16, 2016

This is really nice collection of very old staff related to Christianity. For people who are interested, worth visit - the same with Cloister inside!

Thank Blazek77
Reviewed August 9, 2016

So many things to see here, the sculpture, the construction, the atmosphere, the small but beautiful exhibition of religious chasubles, embroidery so delicate you cannot imagine that is was done by hand and candle light....

Thank Captain_Cee
Reviewed June 15, 2016

A very nice (albeit small) collection of treasures from over the years. People who enjoy art and vestments from the middle ages/renaissance will enjoy it a lot

Thank sypremeks
Reviewed June 14, 2016

The cloisters are superb but so too are elements of the surrounding buildings, super iron work, wall paintings and the attached museum though this appears to be a work in progress. Church raiments are not at the top of my list of interests but the...More

Thank John P
Reviewed July 24, 2015

It is a bit hard to find parking lot in the old town, finally I did it. The Cathedral is up on the hill as its name shows. We had to climb long stairs to reach its entrance. Its worth for it. As many pictures,...More

Thank nobuhiro k
Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Take time to stroll, loo down alleyways, look up at the roof line. Take note of the evidence of old architecture, archways and doors long since bricked up. The place oozes history. It's a gem

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