Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul

Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, Nantes

Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul

Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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This Gothic cathedral features a high nave and many tombs, including that of François II.
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia11,396 contributions
Nov 2021
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 disappointment to us as I considered it best thing to do in Nantes along with the Dukes Castle.
Written December 26, 2021
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Aragorn65
London, UK1,131 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
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 and finesse with every small detail. It is a free to visit it so don’t skip it!
Written July 7, 2020
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James A
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The church was beautiful and we'll kept. If you're passing by and have 15-30 minutes to spare go inside!
Written January 5, 2020
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Fred G
Milton, Canada514 contributions
Sep 2019
Our group of travellers from Canada visited this most amazing cathedral while touring Nantes. The cathedral of course is beautiful! It is 102 meters long and the ceilings are 29 meters high. The construction began in 1434 on the site of a Romanesque cathedral and took 457 years to finish, finally reaching completion in 1891. Various tombs to see, and it is a very peaceful place to walk around. Look out for the incredible stained glass windows.
Written November 9, 2019
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Suebub
Houston, TX425 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Beautiful and serene cathedral. Definitely worth a walk through. Had to imagine about many 100s of years it took to build.
Several unique tombs with amazing monuments carved from marble.
Written October 20, 2019
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fifytyplus
oxford368 contributions
Oct 2019
The cathedral is beautifully light & airy, with modern glass. The royal tomb is a spectacular piece of Renaissance stonework.
Written October 19, 2019
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AccidentalCritic2014
Montreal, Canada174 contributions
Oct 2019
At a walking distance from the "Chateau des Ducs", this cathedral has one of the highest ceiling I ever saw. Simple decoration, very beautifully shaped columns. It has the highest stained glass window in France. Really majestic.
Written October 19, 2019
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catelee2u
24 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
This cathedral is stunning. There are many different kinds of stained glass windows. There are many medieval paintings and statues dedicated to various saints and Jesus and the virgin Mary. The whole ambiance is amazing. There is a lot to see inside and many intricate details. There is a monument inside dedicated to a general and Duke Francis 2nd of Brittany and his wifes tomb which is amazing.
Written October 10, 2019
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Geoffrey F
Plymouth, UK17 contributions
Oct 2019
This is quite simply a stunning building, let alone its religious significant. Inside the cathedral is a very moving place and there is no one rushing you along. You take the time you want to view the cathedral and give what prayers you may choose to make.
One feature, unlike cathedrals in England, is that the whole visit is free.
Not only is there religious significance but architecturally it has relevance and more recent repairs to the structure reflect the experiences of the structure through WWII and bombing within the city.
Written October 7, 2019
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KCV60
Boonah, Australia419 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
The cathedral was amazing! Such magnificent architecture. We enjoyed exploring inside. Absolutely beautiful.
Written October 4, 2019
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