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St. Peter's Cathedral is the largest Church both in Montpellier and in the whole Languedoc-Roussillon. The Cathedral was originally a chapel of the monastery-College of Saint Benedict Saint-Germain. The Bishop moved to Montpellier in 1536 and certainly could not confine himself to a modest chapel....More
The Saint-Pierre Cathedral was a Gothic cathedral that had conical towers that was constructed in 1364 as a monastery and became the Saint-Pierre Cathedral in 1536. While it was not exceptionally ornate containing exquisite exterior detail, it was still impressive and grand with its twin...More
I was able to go to the church during an openhouse. We were able to climb the steps to the top for a nice view. There is a large organ inside the church. What appears to be the main entrance with red doors is closed...More
The church is currently closed until March 2018 while they renovate the lighting. We walked around the church which was quite impressive. There is a nice small park behind the church that has benches to relax on.
I only saw the exterior of this magnificent Cathedral when I was on a Segway Tour and we stopped so that the guide could explain the history of the building. It looks superb, and well worth finding it in the old town.