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La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence

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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 17 June 2018
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
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

It may be Frances smallest Cathedral but it has some eclectic artefacts. Above the font is Chagall’s captivating mosaic. Upstairs are 17C wooden polychrome statues of the Crucifixion and ancient carved choir stalls. Peaceful and well worth a short time to visit

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

One of the smallest cathedral of the area, worth seeing, and looking into the stories of where it was built on. Vence, used to be dedicated to God Mars by the Romans. Pity this cathedral is poorly lit inside. Not much history written there about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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,

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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 !

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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 !!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Elizur
Reviewed 18 August 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Nils V
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Clara G
3 June 2018|
Response from Taxidevil | Reviewed this property |
Google La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence mass times.
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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.