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La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence

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Smallest Cathedral with a Chagall Treat!

Dating back to the 11th century, the Notre-Dame de la Nativité Cathedral is the smallest Cathedral... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
Nick and Angel S
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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restoration work

lovely little cathedral . the mosaic (by chagall) was covered for restoration work in that part of... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Dating back to the 11th century, the Notre-Dame de la Nativité Cathedral is the smallest Cathedral in France! It may be small, but it is also both beautiful and interesting with a 5th century sarcophagus, collections of painted wooden statues and intricate paper sculptures, and...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

lovely little cathedral . the mosaic (by chagall) was covered for restoration work in that part of the church. we were able to duck under the screen to see it, but until the work is complete (hopefully soon!), there isnt much to see,

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

A lovely and very old church which is worth a visit when visiting Vence. While we were there a gentleman was showing another couple around and invited us to join them on the tour. Unfortunately or French was not good enough to follow everything he...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2017

Sited on ruins from Roman times this Cathedral has seem some history pass ! The Church of the Nativity has a fantastic entry tower, very ornate & the interior is just as beautiful and is well worth a look while in Vence !

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Very serene and in fantastic condition considering it's age.visit and respect the tradition. Inside is a beautiful mosaic by Chagall done while he was living in Vence. This is located in the old town and will take just moments to enjoy.

Thank carol0918
Reviewed September 15, 2017

The cathedral was constructed about 900 years ago , still in great shape and has wonderful acoustics for music concerts !!

Thank Elizur
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Dont miss this medieaval church. Look for the details inside, which consist of a mix of old and new.

Thank Nils V
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Characterful, ornate, ancient. Traditional detailed tables and models , just reeks of centuries of use. Awe inspiring.

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Reviewed July 4, 2017

Toted as one of France's smallest cathedrals, it was worth exploring. There is a mosaic of the nativity by Matisse in a corner that was so beautiful as well as the details of the ancient church.

Thank Monique V
Reviewed May 2, 2017

As soon as you step inside one gets a sense of its age. The church may be small, but it is impressive. Unfortunately, it was very dark inside and while some reviewers have notes that added to the experience not having 20/20 eyesight I found...More

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Clara G
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Google La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence mass times.
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Response from Judybookdoc | Reviewed this property |
Whoops, I thought you had asked the Matisse Chapel. Yes the Notre Dame Cathedral is open daily b/c it is the central church of Vence.