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Discover Saint Pierre Cathedral in Montpellier France

As the only medieval religious building that survived the ravages of the Wars of Religion, Saint Pierre Cathedral uniqueness is striking.
Built in the extension to the faculty of medecine, this veritable fortress in the Meridional style has an impressive porch flanked by two imposing stacks with pointed hats reminiscent of the two austere towers above the chancel and nave.
The interior revolves around the majestic nave and a magnificent organ case, as well as a superb 17th Century altarpiece in the right-hand transept.

  • Saint Pierre Cathedral in Montpellier , St. Peter's Cathedral, Montpellier , France
    St. Peter's Cathedral, Montpellier

    St. Peter's catholic cathedral stands at the very heart of Montpellier's old town and is the largest church in the whole region.

    © Leonid Andronov / 123RF
  • Saint Pierre Cathedral in Montpellier , The façade of Montpellier's Cathedral , France
    The façade of Montpellier's Cathedral

    The façade of the cathedral features two pillars almost 5m high that support the cathedral's porch.

    © Evgeny Prokofyev / 123RF
  • Saint Pierre Cathedral in Montpellier , A tour of Montpellier's Cathedral , France
    A tour of Montpellier's Cathedral

    Two hour guided tours are organised at regular intervals. The visit will take you back to the Neo-Gothic period through to the late 18th century.

    © GRAPHICOBSESSION
  • Saint Pierre Cathedral in Montpellier , St. Peter's Cathedral , a historic monument , France
    St. Peter's Cathedral - a historic monument

    A listed historic monument, the cathedral is 113m long and has seven bells and an organ, which altogether give it a real sense of strength.

    © GRAPHICOBSESSION
  • Saint Pierre Cathedral in Montpellier , Expansion of St. Peter's Cathedral , France
    Expansion of St. Peter's Cathedral

    Religious wars have devastated the city of Montpellier over the years, including St. Peter's Cathedral. No sooner was it rebuilt that it was even expanded, during the 19th century.

    © Aurelien LAFORET / 123RF
  • Saint Pierre Cathedral in Montpellier , France
    Saint Pierre Cathedral in Montpellier
    © Aurelien LAFORET / 123RF
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