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Cathedrale St. Pierre, Montpellier

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Cathedrale St. Pierre is an incomplete Roman Catholic cathedral, widely considered one of the most daring achievements of Gothic architecture. Inside, you study ornate stone carvings, elaborate stained glass windows, and the oldest fully functioning mechanical clock in Europe. A sophisticated astronomical clock with moving figures was added in the 19th century. Put Cathedrale St. Pierre on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Montpellier trip planner.
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  • We first saw the cathedral in the evening, when the stone glowed golden in the twilight.it is being subject to a massive cleaning and repair operation, and so far the progress is good, but still a... 
    We first saw the cathedral in the evening, when the stone glowed golden in the twilight.it is being subject to a massive cleaning and repair operation, and so far the progress is good, but still a...  more »
  • Montpellier’s cathedral sits In a quiet square which you’re likely to miss (place St-Pierre). The facade is somewhat unusual for a church. The church is very imposing from inside, with its stately... 
    Montpellier’s cathedral sits In a quiet square which you’re likely to miss (place St-Pierre). The facade is somewhat unusual for a church. The church is very imposing from inside, with its stately...  more »
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  • Enormous cathedral with unique architectural features. Back in the middle ages, the cathedral was fortified by the catholics against protestant attacks. Remnants of this fortification are the three huge towers (one collapsed) and the two rocket-like pillars. Beautiful stained glass windows. Beautiful and large organ.
  • I’ve been walking around it but it’s a huge cathedral with a beautiful architecture.

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