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Cathedral Notre Dame, Clermont-ferrand, France

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Distance from city center: 0.2mi
erato's pictureby erato History & Culture travel tip
added on the 28th of October, 2009
The Gothic style Cathedral is the main attraction of the city. It would be really hard to miss it because it's huge.

It was built from volcanic rock, just like all the other old buildings in the city, so it is totally black. If you look from a distance, together with the smaller white houses, it looks a little scary actually.

The inner part of the Cathedral is also made of the same black rock, I have never seen such a church before. It is very impressive and beautiful, but again, a little weird that everything is black.

I think this is something you definitely shouldn't miss if you are in the area. Also take some photos, you won't regret it.

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It's free.

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Clermont-ferrand History

The city of Clermont-Ferrand, France resulted when the two cities of Clermont and Montferrand were joined in 1630.  Before this time, Montferrand was a suburb to the ancient city of Clermont.  According to the ancient Greek geographer, Strabo, the first known name for the city of Clermont was Nemessos, meaning sacred forest, and the first known inhabitants were of the Gallic tribe, Arverni.  [...]

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