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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Nazareth

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Address: Rue Daudet, Vaison-la-Romaine, France

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Nice Romanesque Cathedral

Interesting Romanesque Cathedral in Vaison-la-Romaine. The Cathedral, which dates from the 11th and 12th centuries, is built on the ruins of a Roman temple, which you can see on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2015
Abilene, TX
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Rye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Take a tour, have the church explained, have the history explained. Here are 3000 years of history explains on few square meters.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We were able to attend the Cathedrale for a Christmas concert, and as always the sound inside this old church was brilliant as the choir sang. The architecture is impressive, but the inside is plain so don't get your hopes up if you have your heart set on brilliant designs. I wish I had more time to wander around the... More 

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Abilene, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Interesting Romanesque Cathedral in Vaison-la-Romaine. The Cathedral, which dates from the 11th and 12th centuries, is built on the ruins of a Roman temple, which you can see on the outside of the church near the altar.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Although the interior of this cathedral is rather less impressive than most in terms of artwork etc, it is worth seeing nevertheless to take in the stark, minimalistic style of the building and tha fact that it contains stonework from Roman times.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Here you can see how the Christians used pillars and other stones of the Romans as fundament of their church. Not to miss before or after the visit of the Roman site.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

If architecture is your thing then this might appeal, otherwise don't expect much. The cloister has the usual columns, although the varying decoration on the capitals provide some interest. Look outside at the choir end of the cathedral and you can see the use of Roman stones, column sections and capitals as the foundation. The inside of the church is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

In the south of France there are many cathedrals and abbey churches of more architectural distinction than that of Notre-Dame de Nazareth in Vaison. That said, the severe Romanesque structure with the more refined cloisters that lead off it are well worth visiting if you are in the town for other reasons. Sitting quietly and having got used to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

The architecture of the church is primarily severe Romanesque, but the cloister is pretty. The church is in the main part of town below the medieval city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

You can get a good idea of the layout of a roman town by visiting this split site. The theatre has been seriously renovated over the last few years. Work is going on elsewhere in the town on the Forum, which you can watch for viewing windows. The museum is informative and well laid out but I'm not sure if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013 via mobile

This church is the high point of a visit to Vaison la Romaine in my opinion. Although the impression for visitors is this site lacks the pedigree of the Roman ruins, it only takes some time and contemplation to appreciate the wonderful structure in such a peaceful setting. I applaud the restoration efforts, and the resulting grace the church exhibits.... More 

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