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Basilique Métropolitaine Notre-Dame des Doms

The metropolitan basilica was built in the 12th century, and underwent renovations in the 15th and 17th centuries. It was built on the Rocher des Doms and overlooks the Rhone valley. The bell tower is now crowned by a gilded statue of the Blessed Mary.
Open from 8am to 6pm. No charge. Discretion at all time, particularly during liturgical services. Closed the 3 September 2013 during 2 years for renovation works, it will be open the 24 th March 2016.

The earliest recorded mention of Notre-Dame des Doms cathedral dates from 1037. The current metropolitan basilica as we see it today was built in the 12th century in three successive phases. The belltower and nave, then the cupola, and lastly the portico. The cathedral was enlarged during the last two centuries of the Middle Ages, with the addition of side chapels. A new apse and tribunes were added in the late 17th century. There is a chapel with the tomb of Pope John XXII, and the church treasure of liturgical vestments and objects. 

ContactPlace du Palais des Papes 84000 AVIGNON mail : bienvenue@cathedrale-avignon.frsite : http://www.cathedrale-avignon.frtel : 04 90 82 12 21fax : 04 90 82 20 03