Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, Rue Verdier Latour, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Opening hours: from 7.45am to 12pm; and from 14h to 18h (19h from 15 June to 20 September). Visits are possible from 9am.
The Clermont Ferrand Cathedral is distinctive by its charcoal grey colour resulting from the Volvic lava stone used to build it. The interior conceals a remarkable collection of stained-glass windows and murals. Work began on current-day Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Cathedral in 1248, under the supervision of architect Jean Deschamps and of the episcopacy of Hughes de la Tour. It stands upon the site of former churches, as can be seen from the crypt.Continue Reading