Notre Dame de l’Assomption, Clermont Ferrand

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.

View of Cathedral from Approach Road
View of Cathedral from Approach Road

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.

Entrance Door to the Cathedral
Entrance Door to the Cathedral

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.

One of the Spires
One of the Spires

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!

Stained Glass Panel
Stained Glass Panel
Inside the Cathedral
Inside the Cathedral
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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Lav says:

    Those pictures are really good. I like how you got the spires from the outside and impression of the space inside. Lovely memories…

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Yes, all these photos were not captured on a single occasion but during multiple walks but it was winter so didn’t get blue skies

  2. Vee dC says:

    I’m really liking the “Entrance Door to the Cathedral.” The orange pops!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you!

  3. Nirmala says:

    I feel the pictures are quite good and give us a good idea of the beauty and magnificence of the place!

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