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La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence

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Place du grand-Jardin, 06140 Vence, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The other reviews tell all that is required; except to endorse this as a place worth visiting, especially the very many wooden religious carvings. Don't have to be devout to appreciate beauty!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

This is a fantastic place with a wealth of treasures which would put other museums and cathedrals to shame. Highlight for us was a room with amazing dioramas, really detailed, never seen anything like them before. There was a very knowledgeable guy in there explaining...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

It may be Frances smallest Cathedral but it has some eclectic artefacts. Above the font is Chagall’s captivating mosaic. Upstairs are 17C wooden polychrome statues of the Crucifixion and ancient carved choir stalls. Peaceful and well worth a short time to visit

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

One of the smallest cathedral of the area, worth seeing, and looking into the stories of where it was built on. Vence, used to be dedicated to God Mars by the Romans. Pity this cathedral is poorly lit inside. Not much history written there about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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,

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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 !

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Google La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence mass times.
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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.
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