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La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence

Place du grand-Jardin, 06140 Vence, France
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Smallest Cathedral with a Chagall Treat!

Dating back to the 11th century, the Notre-Dame de la Nativité Cathedral is the smallest Cathedral... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nick and Angel S
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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restoration work

lovely little cathedral . the mosaic (by chagall) was covered for restoration work in that part of... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
morganlily
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Place du grand-Jardin, 06140 Vence, France
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"old church"
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"beautiful cathedral"
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"roman times"
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"smallest"
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"chagall"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dating back to the 11th century, the Notre-Dame de la Nativité Cathedral is the smallest Cathedral in France! It may be small, but it is also both beautiful and interesting with a 5th century sarcophagus, collections of painted wooden statues and intricate paper sculptures, and...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

lovely little cathedral . the mosaic (by chagall) was covered for restoration work in that part of the church. we were able to duck under the screen to see it, but until the work is complete (hopefully soon!), there isnt much to see,

Thank morganlily
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

A lovely and very old church which is worth a visit when visiting Vence. While we were there a gentleman was showing another couple around and invited us to join them on the tour. Unfortunately or French was not good enough to follow everything he...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Sited on ruins from Roman times this Cathedral has seem some history pass ! The Church of the Nativity has a fantastic entry tower, very ornate & the interior is just as beautiful and is well worth a look while in Vence !

Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very serene and in fantastic condition considering it's age.visit and respect the tradition. Inside is a beautiful mosaic by Chagall done while he was living in Vence. This is located in the old town and will take just moments to enjoy.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The cathedral was constructed about 900 years ago , still in great shape and has wonderful acoustics for music concerts !!

Thank Elizur
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Dont miss this medieaval church. Look for the details inside, which consist of a mix of old and new.

Thank Nils V
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Characterful, ornate, ancient. Traditional detailed tables and models , just reeks of centuries of use. Awe inspiring.

Thank RegiTime
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Toted as one of France's smallest cathedrals, it was worth exploring. There is a mosaic of the nativity by Matisse in a corner that was so beautiful as well as the details of the ancient church.

Thank Monique V
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

As soon as you step inside one gets a sense of its age. The church may be small, but it is impressive. Unfortunately, it was very dark inside and while some reviewers have notes that added to the experience not having 20/20 eyesight I found...More

Thank dkb60
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Clara G
3 June 2018|
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Response from Taxidevil | Reviewed this property |
Google La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence mass times.
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Belinda7
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Response from Judybookdoc | Reviewed this property |
Whoops, I thought you had asked the Matisse Chapel. Yes the Notre Dame Cathedral is open daily b/c it is the central church of Vence.
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