Nîmes Cathedral

Cathedral of Nôtre-Dame and St Castor

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The Cathedral stands at the eastern edge of the historic centre in the delightful Place aux Herbes. This square is an ideal spot to take a little refreshment at the pavement cafés before continuing your tour.

Unusual architecture

Best seen in the evening when the sun falls on the west front, the Cathedral boasts a partly Romanesque, frieze. An extraordinary 40m high bell tower with nine bells and terraced Gothic final storey  complete an unusual structure.

Constructed during the late 11th century and consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1096, it is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and local holy man St.Castor, the Cathedral is today the seat of the Bishop of Nîmes, Uzès and Alès. In the interior there is an interesting organ constructed in 1643.

At A Glance

9 Rue Saint-Castor, 30000 Nîmes, France

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