By far the most impressive cathedral and landmark in the French town of Clermont Ferrand, Notre Dame de l’Assomption is a distinct monument that stands tall. The twin spires of the cathedral are more than 96 metres tall.
The most distinct feature of this cathedral is that it is made from the local volcanic volvic stone giving it a sombre and dark appearance. I guess that adds a bit more dignity and makes the cathedral even more impressive.
The present cathedral in its full form took centuries to complete from the 13th to the 19th- though the site had been a base for Christian worship from as early as the 6th century AD.
There are a number of wonderful stained glass windows inside the cathedral. However as I always feel a bit apprehensive about photographing inside living places of worship I didn’t take too many photographs and the ones I took did not come out well! Oh well!